The Resource Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature, Michael H. Whitworth

Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature, Michael H. Whitworth

Label
Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature
Title
Einstein's wake
Title remainder
relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Whitworth
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The revolution in literary form and aesthetic consciousness called modernism arose as the physical sciences were revising their most fundamental concepts: space, time, matter, and the concept of 'science' itself. The coincidence has often been remarked upon in general terms, but rarely considered in detail. Einstein's Wake argues that the interaction of modernism and the 'new physics' is best understood by reference to the metaphors which structured these developments. These metaphors, widely disseminated in the popular science writing of the period, provided a language with which modernist writers could articulate their responses to the experience of modernity. Beginning with influential aspects of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the notion that Einstein alone was responsible for literary 'relativity'; it goes on to examine the fine detail of his legacy in literary appropriations of scientific metaphors, with particular attention to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S. Eliot."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Whitworth, Michael H
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.M6
LC item number
W48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Relativity (Physics) in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Einstein, Albert
Label
Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature, Michael H. Whitworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-246) and index
Contents
The specialist, the generalist, and the populist -- Things fall apart : The secret agent and literary entropy -- Descriptionism : consuming sensations -- An entente cordiale? The new relations of literature and science -- Invisible men and fractured atoms -- Simultaneity : a return ticket to Waterloo -- Non-Euclidean humanity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Isbn
9780198186403
System control number
  • 1894542-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1894542
  • (Sirsi) o48468496
  • (OCoLC)48468496
Label
Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature, Michael H. Whitworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-246) and index
Contents
The specialist, the generalist, and the populist -- Things fall apart : The secret agent and literary entropy -- Descriptionism : consuming sensations -- An entente cordiale? The new relations of literature and science -- Invisible men and fractured atoms -- Simultaneity : a return ticket to Waterloo -- Non-Euclidean humanity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Isbn
9780198186403
System control number
  • 1894542-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1894542
  • (Sirsi) o48468496
  • (OCoLC)48468496

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