DARWIN E DARWINISMO NELLA LETTERATURA INGLESE CONTEMPORANEA

…e riportiamo per esteso il sommario: DARWIN AND DARWINISM IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH WRITING CONTENTS – Introduction: The Tangled Bank; The Grief of Chance; Time, History and Progress; Love, War, and Human Nature;  CHAPTER 1  Introducing the Common Progenitor:  John Fowles’s The French Lieutennant’s Woman 1.1 Post-Darwinism and Postmodernism 1.2 A Darwinist or an Existentialist? 1.3 The Evolution of Narrative: from

…e riportiamo per esteso il sommario:

DARWIN AND DARWINISM IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH WRITING

CONTENTS – Introduction: The Tangled Bank; The Grief of Chance; Time, History and Progress; Love, War, and Human Nature;  CHAPTER 1  Introducing the Common Progenitor:  John Fowles’s The French Lieutennant’s Woman 1.1 Post-Darwinism and Postmodernism 1.2 A Darwinist or an Existentialist? 1.3 The Evolution of Narrative: from Darwinism to Post-Nuclear Physics  1.4 A Darwinian Legacy: John Fowles and Thomas Hardy  1.5 John Fowles and the Two Cultures  CHAPTER 2 Diving into the Neo-Victorian Flood: A. S. Byatt’s Angels and Insects 2.1  The Dis/Comforts of Sexual Selection 2.2 Wings and Tails or Teeth and Claws? 2.3 The Descent of Woman  2.4 Prisoners of Love 2.5 The Theme of the ‘Dead Fiancé’ 2.6 The Mystery and Fairy Glamour of Names 2.7 The Dangerous Charm of Analogies and Metaphors 2.8 Of Ants and Men  2.9 ‘The Most Perfect Interchange between Science and Art’: A Conclusion in the Company of A. S. Byatt, George Eliot, and Charles Darwin   CHAPTER 3 Climbing the Tallest Trees of the Science-and-Literature Jungle: Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love. 3.1 Habits of Separation 3.2 The High Table of the Debate 3.3  Competition Vs. Cooperation 3.4 Nature Vs. Nurture 3.5 Religion Vs. Science 3.6 Literature Vs. Science 3.7 Love That Lasts Vs. Love That Has to Be Suffered Conclusion:  Telling Stories about Men and Women – and Science; Bibliography.

 

Paolo Coccia

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