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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54 Among American science fiction writers , in particular , there was a mood of
self - congratulation over the apparent fulfillment of their prophecies that atomic
weapons would bring the nations to their senses and usher in a reign of peace
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 ...
Another vigorous indictment of atomic physicists for their determination to test
lethal weapons regardless of the consequences is provided by Heinz von
Cramer ' s novel Die einzige Staatsvernunft in Konzession des Himmels ( The
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