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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... how infinite only those who study astronomy fully realize " ( 10 ) . Swithin ' s
melancholy arises from three corollaries of his observations : the immensity of
space and time compared with the scope and brevity of human life ; the
The prolific fiction of Martian confrontation after Wells was to have a long - lasting
effect on the character of the scientist in space . The fear of invasion spelt the
demise of the gentleman ambassador desirous of learning from his hosts .
Kornbluth ' s space scientist Dr . Francis Bowman , “ the man who made space
flight a reality , " is ultimately responsible for the physical deterioration of the
astronauts , or " spacers , " whose blood vessels have been ruptured by repeated
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