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Magic, science, and empire in postcolonial literature : the alchemical literary imagination / Kathleen J. Renk.

Author/Creator:
Renk, Kathleen J., 1952-
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series:
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 171 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Science in literature.
Hermetism in literature.
Science and magic.
Imperialism in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Contents:
Introduction
The alchemical imagination
Victorian science: debating Darwin and natural history
Hermeticism gone underground: Victorian science and pseudo science in the age of empire
Superseding Newtonian determinism: chaos, quantum heresies and
Hyperspace in post-imperial literature
Paradise as chaos: the deconstruction of determinism
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780415899062 (alk. paper)
0415899060 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
724641014
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