From Faust to Strangelove

From Faust to Strangelove

Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature

Book - 1994
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Studies the evolution of representations of scientists in Western literature and film from the Middle Ages to the present, illustrating how fictional images have coalesced to produce archetypes such as the alchemist, the stupid virtuoso, the heroic adventurer, and the helpless scientist. Discusses the cultural assumptions underlying the words "scientist" and "science." Includes b&w reproductions. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1994
ISBN: 0801849837 (pbk.)
0801848016 (hc : acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 809.93352 HAY
Characteristics: 417 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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