ISBN-10:
0791447421
ISBN-13:
9780791447420
Pub. Date:
11/28/2000
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Beautiful Chaos: Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction / Edition 1

Beautiful Chaos: Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction / Edition 1

by Gordon E. Slethaug

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ISBN-13: 9780791447420
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Series: SUNY series in Postmodern Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gordon E. Slethaug is Chairman, Program in American Studies, at the University of Hong Kong, and author of The Play of the Double in Postmodern American Fiction.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Dynamic Fiction and the Field of Action: Mimesis, Metaphor, Model, and Metachaotics

2. Orderly Systems: Growth, Competition, and Transgression

3. Entropic Crisis, Blockage, Bifurcation, and Flow

4. Turbulence, Stochastic Processes, and Traffic

5. Energy, Noise, and Information

6. Juxtapositional Symmetry: Recursion, Scaling, and Fractals

7. Iteration

8. Strange Attractors

9. Synoptic Study: “The Coded Dots of Life”

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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