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Comparative Criticism

Comparative Criticism

Volume 13. Literature and Science

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Joseph Needham, Kenneth Robinson, L. G. Kelly, Maurice Slawinski, Frederick Burwick,Gillian Beer, Joel Black, Angela Montgomery, Alistair Elliot, György Lukács, Brian Vickers, Roy Porter, Andrew Milne, Joseph Th. Leerssen
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  • Date Published: February 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521411165

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  • Topics covered in this volume include literary Chinese as a language for science, the history and principles of scientific translation in Europe, the theatrical panorama in the 19th century and its roots in optical theory and experiment, and an alternative perspective on Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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    • Date Published: February 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521411165
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 24 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Frontispiece
    Editor's introduction: The Sphinx and the Muses: the third culture
    Part I. Literature and Science:
    1. Literary Chinese as a scientific language. A selection from the concluding volume of Science and Civilisation in China. With illustrations Joseph Needham and Kenneth Robinson
    2. 'The names of things not generally known …': scientists, translators and terminology in the age of Newton L. G. Kelly
    3. The poet's senses: G. B. Marino's epic poem L'Adone and the new science Maurice Slawinski
    4. Science and supernaturalism: Sir David Brewster and Sir Walter Scott. With illustrations Frederick Burwick
    5. Helmholtz, Tyndall, Gerard Manley Hopkins: leaps of the prepared imagination Gillian Beer
    6. The hermeneutics of extinction: denial and discovery in scientific literature Joel Black
    7. Beckett and science: Watt and the quantum universe Angela Montgomery
    Part II. Literature and Translation:
    8. L'Expérience de traduire: Verlaine's Femmes/Hombres Alistair Elliot
    9. Notes on the Theory of Literary History Translated with an introduction by Ian Fairley György Lukács
    Part III. Essay Reviews:
    10. Bacon among the literati: science and language Brian Vickers
    11. A new discipline? Essays in 'literature and science' Roy Porter
    Bibliographies: Books and periodicals received Andrew Milne
    Bibliography of Comparative Literature in Britain and Ireland 1988 Joseph Th. Leerssen
    Special bibliography: Technical translation in England, 1640–1800 L. G. Kelly.

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    E. S. Shaffer

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    Joseph Needham, Kenneth Robinson, L. G. Kelly, Maurice Slawinski, Frederick Burwick,Gillian Beer, Joel Black, Angela Montgomery, Alistair Elliot, György Lukács, Brian Vickers, Roy Porter, Andrew Milne, Joseph Th. Leerssen

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