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 66
Chinese alchemists appear to have been the first to associate the possibility of
human immortality with the making of alchemical gold , the immortal substance .
One of them , Go - Hung , was believed to have perfected a recipe for a pill ...
Despite the large volume of early alchemical writings , very few alchemists are
depicted in these texts . 11 The first fully developed literary portrait of alchemists
occurs in Chaucer ' s Canon ' s Yeoman ' s Tale ( 1387 ) , one of the Canterbury ...
See , e . g . , R . Cummings , The Alchemists : Fathers of Practical Chemistry (
New York : David McKay , 1966 ) , 17 - 27 . 3 . Cummings , Alchemists , 42 . 4 .
See , e . g . , Lyndy Abraham , Marvell and Alchemy ( Aldershot , Hampshire :
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
Bacons New Scientists
A Scientist for God
Scientists in EighteenthCentury Satire
Derechos de autor
Otras 8 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Technoscience And Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mundane
Vista previa limitada - 2006