From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature
They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature.
In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.
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These heroes are almost exclusively American in origin , and the stories in which
they appear frequently end with the setting up of an American world empire - a
strange ideal for a republic so proud of its revolutionary past , but suppressed ...
Rush Welter , “ The Idea of Progress in America , ” Journal of the History of Ideas
16 ( 1955 ) , 401 - 5 . ... certainly this chimed in with the American popular image
of the theorist as useless , if not sinister , usually European in origin , and vastly ...
In The Last of the Provincials : The American Novel , 19151925 . London : Secker
& Warburg , 1947 . Kazin , Alfred . “ The New Realism : Sherwood Anderson and
Sinclair Lewis . " In On Native Grounds : An Interpretation of Modern American ...
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