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Revolutionary experiments : the quest for immortality in Bolshevik science and fiction

Author: N L Krement︠s︡ov
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Krementsov examines a particular fascination with the dream of immortality and the place of science and fiction in its pursuit in Russia during roughly a decade that followed the country's political revolutions of 1917. It argues that contemporary scientific experiments aimed at the control over life, death, and disease inspired many Russian writers to conduct their own literary experiments with the ideas and  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Krement︠s︡ov, N.L.
Revolutionary experiments : the quest for immortality in Bolshevik science and fiction.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
xv, 268 pages
(DLC) 2013037097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N L Krement︠s︡ov
ISBN: 9780199992997 0199992991
OCLC Number: 868975173
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 268 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Prologue: science and fiction --
"The Ray of Life": science in revolutions --
"Professor's Head": isolated organs --
"Neither life, nor death": anabiosis --
"The Billionaire's Last Will": hormones and institutions --
"The Dog's Heart" and monkey glands --
Quo vadimus?: human biology and human destiny --
Epilogue: an unending quest.
Responsibility: Nikolai Krementsov.

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This book examines the transformation of specialized biomedical knowledge into an influential cultural resource that facilitated the establishment of large specialized institutions, inspired numerous  Read more...

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this book can provide an enjoyable read for the lay intellectual, and a scholarly monograph fit for advanced research and for the classroom. * Lloyd Ackert, Social History of Medicine *

 
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