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Quarks and Letters. Natural Sciences in Contemporary Literature and Culture

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Book Series: Literatur- und Naturwissenschaften ISSN: 2365-3949 ISBN: 9783110406542 9783110417609 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: vi, 370 DOI: 10.1515/9783110406542 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Issues and insights from the fields of brain research, quantum mechanics, and evolutionary theory have passed into novels, and physicists and biologists often use rhetorical metaphors to communicate and even evoke their discoveries. The essays in this volume examine natural scientific themes in literary texts – such as the novels of Richard Powers, Can Hue, and Raoul Schrott – and the use of rhetoric and metaphor in the natural sciences.

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