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The Resource Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher, (electronic resource)

Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher, (electronic resource)

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Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges
Title
Fiction refracts science
Title remainder
modernist writers from Proust to Borges
Statement of responsibility
Allen Thiher
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Language
eng
Summary
"Examines the relationship between science and the fiction developed by modernists, including Musil, Proust, Kafka, and Joyce. Looks at Pascalian and Newtonian cosmology, Darwinism, epistemology, relativity theory, quantum mechanics, the development of modernist and postmodern fiction, positivism, and finally works by Woolf, Faulkner, and Borges"--Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher, (electronic resource)
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Fiction refracts science : modernist writers from Proust to Borges, Allen Thiher, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-285) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : prefatory thoughts on two or more cultures -- What the modernists knew about the history of science from Pascal to Heisenberg -- Robert Musil and the dilemma of modernist epistemology -- Proust, Poincaré, and contingency -- Kafka's search for laws -- James Joyce and the laws of everything -- Modernist thought experiments after Joyce -- Conclusion : science and postmodernity
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Extent
xii, 297 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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