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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Their fascination with the subject has produced a spate of books set in weapons
research establishments , but as few writers have sufficient technical knowledge
to make their work detailed or convincing , most have concentrated on the ...
... ever - increasing material wealth is presented with only two alternatives :
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the earth by the inundation of garbage produced by society ' s rampant
... risks any danger , including the plague , 20 and recants solely in order to be
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it was not produced in the United States until 1947 . Ironically , very soon after
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