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Encyclopedia of literature and science

Author: Pamela Gossin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
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Science and literature have always been strange bedfellows. Like puzzle pieces, they fit because they're different. Some of the greatest works of world literature have been inspired by the marvels of the scientific world. Scientists have written works of the imagination. Even formal scientific writings have been known to employ rhetoric. There is a tendency to think of literature--and the humanities in general--as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of literature and science.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001040552
(OCoLC)47521321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Gossin
ISBN: 0313011060 9780313011061 0313305382 9780313305382
OCLC Number: 52734023
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 575 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Literature and Science as Discipline and Profession; The Encyclopedia; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Gossin.

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This volume covers world literature from its beginnings to the present and illuminates the role of science in literature and literary studies. Included are 650 alphabetical entries on topics, themes,  Read more...

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