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The Resource Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine, (electronic book)

Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine, (electronic book)

Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science
Title
Realism, ethics and secularism
Title remainder
essays on Victorian literature and science
Statement of responsibility
George Levine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
George Levine is one of the world's leading scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This collection of his essays develops the key themes of his work: the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, culture and science and the relation of knowledge and truth to ethics. The essays offer perspectives on George Eliot, Thackeray, the Positivists, and the Scientific Naturalists, and reassess the complex relationship between Ruskin and Darwin. In readings of Lawrence and Coetzee, Levine addresses Victorian and modern efforts to push beyond the limits of realist art by testing its aesthetic and epistemological limits in engagement with the self and the other. Some of Levine's most important contributions to the field are reprinted, in revised and updated form, alongside previously unpublished material. Together, these essays cohere into an exploration both of Victorian literature and culture and of ethical, epistemological, and aesthetic problems fundamental to our own times
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
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Levine, George
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
L48 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Ethics
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Secularism in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Eliot's hypothesis of reality -- Is life worth living? -- Ruskin and Darwin and the matter of matter -- Scientific discourse as an alternative to faith -- In defense of Positivism -- Why science isn't literature : the importance of differences -- Realism -- Dickens, secularism, and agency -- The heartbeat of the squirrel -- Real toads in imaginary gardens, or vice versa
Control code
CR9780511484872
Extent
ix, 283 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511484872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Realism, ethics and secularism : essays on Victorian literature and science, George Levine, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Eliot's hypothesis of reality -- Is life worth living? -- Ruskin and Darwin and the matter of matter -- Scientific discourse as an alternative to faith -- In defense of Positivism -- Why science isn't literature : the importance of differences -- Realism -- Dickens, secularism, and agency -- The heartbeat of the squirrel -- Real toads in imaginary gardens, or vice versa
Control code
CR9780511484872
Extent
ix, 283 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511484872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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