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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However , these various means of transport , which seem to catapult the
adventurers into the unknown , also provide a safe shelter , a cocoon in which the
intrepid individual may investigate and explore new realms while effectively
In the postwar United States , however , the " system " that subdues individuals is
more frequently identified by writers with the military - industrial complex . An
early example of this conflation is Algis Budrys ' s novel Who ? ( 1958 ) , in which
Nearly all Huxley ' s individual scientists are characterized by an intellectual
development at the expense of all other aspects of personality and are hence
retarded as human beings . 16 They therefore constitute a danger to themselves
and to ...
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