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.
Resultados 1-3 de 49
He must claim not only to swim but also to fly : “ I am so much advanc ' d in the art
of flying that I can already out fly that ponderous animal called a bustard ” ( 2 . 2 .
30 - 31 ) . Not content to describe the habits of spiders , he insists that he has a ...
Master of the World ( 1904 ) , Robur has deteriorated into a maniacal terrorist (
his new vehicle is called Epouvante ( Terror ] ) wreaking gratuitous violence to
prove his superiority until he too is disposed of by the power of Providence in the
George writes , “ I have called it Tono - Bungay but I had far better have called it
Waste , " 42 and his story presents one instance after another of waste and
confusion at both the social and the individual level . Science emerges as the
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
Derechos de autor
Otras 3 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Technoscience And Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mundane
Vista previa limitada - 2006