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Title Exchanges between literature and science from the 1800s to the 2000s : converging realms / edited by Márcia Lemos, Miguel Ramalhete Gomes.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 211 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Collecting, Historicising, and Imagining; The Collector at Home; "The wild breath of the forest, fragrant with bark and berry""; Science and Imagination in Emily Dickinson's Poetry; Part II: Science as a Problem; Through the Ironic Eye; "No man can put all the world in a book"; Scientific Expression in Thomas Pynchon's Work; Part III: Consilience and ""the Two Cultures""; The Presence of Science in Gwendolyn MacEwen's Cosmic Vision; Science Imparted by Literature; The Idea is the Thing; Part IV: ""Medical Literature""
The Fantasy of Ectogenesis in Interwar BritainDr W. H. R. Rivers and Dr Lewis R. Yealland; Speaking with Angels; The Paradox of Reading Autistic Fiction; Contributors; Index
Summary This collection of essays responds to the intense interest that the relations between the discourses of literature (and other cultural practices) and those of science have obtained throughout various fields of study. Spanning a period between the mid-nineteenth century and the twenty-first century, the work collected here is firmly focused on the cultural significance of scientific discoveries and practices, and especially on the manifold representations of science and scientists in literature and the arts. Its four sections develop from an initial moment of dwindling indefiniteness of borders.
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Subject Literature and science -- History.
Science in literature -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lemos, Márcia, editor.
Gomes, Miguel Ramalhete, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Exchanges between literature and science from the 1800s to the 2000s. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017 1443812730 (OCoLC)962017196
ISBN 9781443876056 (electronic bk.)
1443876054 (electronic bk.)