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Dances with Darwin and vernacular modernity in : 1875-1910

Author: Rae Beth Gordon
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Examining the extraordinary influence of Darwin's theory of evolution on French thought from 1875 to 1910, the author argues for a reconsideration of modernism both in time and in place that situates  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rae Beth Gordon
ISBN: 9780754652434 0754652432
OCLC Number: 786169985
Notes: Hardback.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; The epileptic singers; Darwinism and degeneration theory in popular culture; What is ugly?; Natural rhythm: Africans and black Americans in Paris; Epileptic singers and the Dark Continent; Darwin meets Pere Ubu; Epilogue: Darwin's avant-garde: Ubu's progeny; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Rae Beth Gordon.

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