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The Flying Machine and Modern Literature - Laurence Goldstein

The Flying Machine and Modern Literature

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 1986
ISBN: 9780253322180
Number Of Pages: 288

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"This is the first work to survey the myths created by the modern literary imagination about technology." -- Herbert Sussman

..". succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts... " -- American Literature

..". a landmark in the study of literary and technological history." -- NMAH

..". fascinating... a welcome addition to the growing scholarship about the impact of technology on the modern imagination." -- Journal of Modern Literature Annual Review

This book chronicles precisely how the flying machine helped to create two kinds of apocalyptic modes in modern literature.

"This is the first work to survey the myths created by the modern literary imagination about technology." --Herbert Sussman " ... succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts ... " --American Literature" " ... a landmark in the study of literary and technological history." --NMAH " ... fascinating ... a welcome addition to the growing scholarship about the impact of technology on the modern imagination." --Journal of Modern Literature Annual Review

Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations 1. Introduction; 2. Leonardo da Vinci and the Modern Century; 3. Birds with a Human Face; 4. Wells and The War in the Air; 5. Tumult in the Clouds: The Flying Machine and the Great Crusade; 6. Lindbergh in 1927: The Response of Poets to the Poem of Fact; 7. Origins: Some Versions of Kitty Hawk; 8. The Nearest Paradise: Forms of Flight in the 1930s; 9. The Poetry of Firebombing; 10. Spaceflight: Three Versions of Manifest Destiny; 11. The Moon Landing and Modern Literature; 12. Conclusion: Some Texts of the 1970s Notes; Supplementary Bibliography; Index

ISBN: 9780253322180
ISBN-10: 0253322189
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd November 1986
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43