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Modernist physics : waves, particles, and relativities in the writings of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence

Author: Rachel Crossland
Publisher: [Oxford, United Kingdom] : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Modernist Physics' studies literary texts and scientific ideas in their historical context to provide an original account of the ways in which Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence engaged with the scientific theories, especially those of Albert Einstein.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; D H Lawrence; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; D H Lawrence; Virginia Woolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Crossland
ISBN: 0198815972 9780198815976
OCLC Number: 1002123730
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Book Prize.
Description: xii, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Note to the reader --
Introduction. The balancing act of literature and science --
Part I. Waves, particles, and heuristic points of view --
1. The obligation to choose : dualistic Woolf --
2. 'Orlando the man and Orlando the woman' : complementary Woolf l --
Part II. Relativities and relativism --
3. D. H. Lawrence's 'theory of human relativity' --
4. D. H. Lawrence and 'living relativity' --
Part III. Crowds of molecules, crowds as molecules --
5. Brownian motion and crowd psychology : shared moment, shared discourse --
6. A Brownian model for literary crowds : individuals suspended in a mass --
Conclusion --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Rachel Crossland.

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