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Irresistible dictation : Gertrude Stein and the correlations of writing and science

Author: Steven Meyer
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2001.
Series: Writing science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before Gertrude Stein became the twentieth century's preeminent experimental writer, she spent a decade conducting research at Harvard's psychological laboratory and the Johns Hopkins Medical School.  Read more...

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Meyer, Steven, 1959-
Irresistible dictation.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00049266
Named Person: Gertrude Stein; Gertrude Stein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Meyer
ISBN: 0804733287 9780804733281
OCLC Number: 70740213
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 450 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Illustrations A note to the reader Preface Part I. The Neurophysiological Imagination: 1. Ecstatic science: natural history of the soul 2. Beyond organic form: Gertrude Stein and John Hopkins neuroanatomy Part II. The New Organism: Introduction: irresistible dictation 3. Line of divergence: Emerson and Stein 4. At the Whiteheads': science and the modern world Part III. Stein and William James: Introduction: the will to live 5. Writing psychology over: toward a more radical empiricism 6. Every field incomplete: mapping 'the very abysses of our nature' 7. 'The physiognomy of the thing': sentences and paragraphs in Stein and Wittgenstein 8. Conclusion: 'sentences singing themselves' Coda in three voices Notes Index.
Series Title: Writing science.
Responsibility: Steven Meyer.

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