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Einstein as Myth and Muse - Alan J. Friedman

Paperback Published: 12th June 1989
ISBN: 9780521379632
Number Of Pages: 240

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In this book a scientist and a literary critic combine their talents in order to assess the impact of the revolution in physical theory on literature. How did quantum theory and the general theory of relativity influence creative writers in the first half of this century? Beyond the community of scientists there was and still is much misunderstanding of Einstein and his achievements. Friedman and Donley review the impact of his theories on major contemporary writers, and particularly how writers have viewed the material (or 'real') world since the 1920s. The central thesis is that modern science does indeed have a deep influence on other aspects of culture, even those far removed, such as serious literature.

The popularization of the new physical ideas
Newtonian mechanics and literary responses
Einstein's revolution
Einstein becomes a muse
The second revolution
A myth portrayed.
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ISBN: 9780521379632
ISBN-10: 0521379636
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 12th June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36