Metaphor and Materiality: German Literature and the World-View of Science (Studies in Comparative Literature) available on February 20 2015 from Amazon for 65.00
ISBN bar code 9781900755320 ξ1 registered February 20 2015
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Metaphor and Materiality explores the relationship between literature and science from the end of the eighteenth century the the Cold War period. This wide-ranging study reveals how major works of German and Austrian literature interrogate contemporary scientific paradigms and metaphors. An introductory chapter discusses current approaches to the study of science, drawing on the work of Rorty, Kuhn and Toulmin amongst others. Subsequent chapters analyse in detail key literary works, setting them in a scientific and philosophical context: Goethe's Die Wahlverwandschaften (1809), Buchner's Danton's Tod and Woyceck (1835-7), Stifter's Kalkstein and Bergkristall (1853), Musli's Die Verwirrungen des Zoeglings Toerless (1906), and Brecht's Leben des Galilei (1955). The extensive bibliography will prove invaluable to researchers in the field of literature and science. (Studies in Comparative Literature 4, European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000)