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

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