Einstein's Wake by Michael H. Whitworth
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Einstein's Wake
By Michael H. Whitworth

Einstein's Wake

Relativity, Metaphor and Modernist Literature

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Einstein's Wake by Michael H. Whitworth

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The revolution in literary form and aesthetic consciousness called modernism arose as the physical sciences were revising their most fundamental concepts: space, time, matter, and the concept of 'science' itself. The coincidence has often been remarked upon in general terms, but rarely considered in detail. Einstein's Wake argues that the interaction of modernism and the 'new physics' is best understood by reference to the metaphors which structured these developments. These metaphors, widely disseminated in the popular science writing of the period, provided a language with which modernist writers could articulate their responses to the experience of modernity. Beginning with influential aspects of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the notion that Einstein alone was responsible for literary 'relativity'; it goes on to examine the fine detail of his legacy in literary appropriations of scientific metaphors, with particular attention to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T. S. Eliot.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198186403
ISBN-10: 0198186401
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context) by Michael H. Whitworth Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context), Paperback (April 2009)

Political and social change during Woolf's lifetime led her to address the role of the state and the individual. Michael H. Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations.

Modernism by Michael H. Whitworth Modernism, Paperback (December 2006)

* A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism * Helps students to engage with the major debates surrounding literary modernism * Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments * Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism.

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Author Biography - Michael H. Whitworth

Michael H. Whitworth Lecturer in English, University of Wales, Bangor

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