Einstein as Myth and Muse

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CUP Archive, Apr 13, 1989 - Science - 240 pages
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In this book a scientist and a literary critic combine their talents in order to assess the impact of the revolution in physical theory on literature. How did quantum theory and the general theory of relativity influence creative writers in the first half of this century? Beyond the community of scientists there was and still is much misunderstanding of Einstein and his achievements. Friedman and Donley review the impact of his theories on major contemporary writers, and particularly how writers have viewed the material (or 'real') world since the 1920s. The central thesis is that modern science does indeed have a deep influence on other aspects of culture, even those far removed, such as serious literature.

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This is an awesome book if you want to know more about Albert Einstein . And if children need this for History Day this is a great book for that too. It tells them the Impact he had/has, a little bit of Background information, and this book had a lot of Build-Up. So if those children have a hard time finding any of those things that I just listed than, tell them about this book. 


The popularization of the new physical ideas
Newtonian mechanics and literary responses
Einsteins revolution
Einstein becomes a muse
The second revolution
A myth portrayed
St Francis Einstein of the Daffodils

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