The flying machine and modern literature (Book, 1986) []
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The flying machine and modern literature

The flying machine and modern literature

Author: Laurence Goldstein
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1986] ©1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Chronicles how the flying machine helped to create two kinds of apocalyptic modes in modern literature.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldstein, Laurence, 1943-
Flying machine and modern literature.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1986
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Goldstein
ISBN: 0253322189 9780253322180
OCLC Number: 11757326
Notes: Spine title: The flying machine & modern literature.
Description: xiv, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Leonardo da Vinci and the modern century --3. Birds with a human eye --
4. Wells and the war in the air --
5. Tumult in the clouds: the flying machine and the great crusade --
6. Lindbergh in 1927: the response of poets to the poem of fact --
7. Origins: some versions of Kitty Hawk --
8. The nearest paradise: forms of flight in the 1930s --
9. The poetry of firebombing --
10. Spaceflight: three versions of Manifest Destiny --
11. The moon landing and modern literature --
12. Conclusion: some texts of the 1970s.
Other Titles: Flying machine & modern literature.
Responsibility: Laurence Goldstein.
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"This is the first work to survey the myths created by the modern literary imagination about technology." --Herbert Sussman " ... succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts ... " --American Read more...

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