The Metaphysics of Insect Life, and Other Essays
Scholarly essays dealing with scientific and cultural theory in the post modernist world through the prism of music, literature and language with a focus on the natural world and its creative interpreters. Among the literary figures discussed are Apuleius, Shakespeare, Kafka, Muir, Jimenez, Machado, Vallejo and Chenier.
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The Mathematics of MobyDick
The Metaphysics of Insect Life
the Literary Politics
Of Cells and Mutation
Ancient and Postmodern in Chenier
The Butterfly in the Inkwell
A.R. Wallace abstract Ahab Ahab's already ancient animal Apuleius Apuleius's argues artistic Benjamin Constant Big Bang Blake butterfly Cambridge century chapters Chenier chopos conception critic crucial culture Cupid and Psyche D.H. Lawrence Darwin dialectic edited Edwin Muir elements Essays eternal evolution evolutionary fable final Finnegans Wake fondo de aire four fourfold fourth Golden Ass Greek heavens helium-4 holometabolic human Ibid imago insect intellectual Ishmae1's Ishmael James Jimenez Joyce Juan Ramon Jimenez Kafka's Kloocke language larva literary literature London Machado mariposa mathematical Melville Melville's metamorphosis metaphysical mind Moby-Dick modern moral Muir Nabokov natural selection novel Oxford palabra Paris perfection poem poet poet's poetry Political Justice politique Pollin quadruple quarter quaternal Queequeg Shakespeare Shelley Shelley's significance soul species spirit Stories structure surpasses symbol symmetry T.S. Eliot tale theory thought threefold tradition transformation translation transmutation universe Vallejo vision W.B. Yeats Wallace's Walter whale William Godwin writing