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The Resource Beautiful chaos : chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction, Gordon E. Slethaug

Beautiful chaos : chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction, Gordon E. Slethaug

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Beautiful chaos : chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction
Title
Beautiful chaos
Title remainder
chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Gordon E. Slethaug
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beautiful Chaos is the first book to examine contemporary American fiction through the lens of chaos theory. The book focuses on recent works of fiction by John Barth, Michael Crichton, Don DeLillo, Michael Dorris, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Carol Shields, and Robert Stone, all of whom incorporate aspects of chaos theory in one or more of their novels. They accomplish this through their disruption of conventional linear narrative forms and their use of strategic tropes of chaos and order, but also - and more significantly for an understanding of the interaction of science and fiction - through their self-conscious embrace of the current rhetoric of chaos theory."
  • "Since the publication of James Gleick's Chaos: Making a New Science in 1987, chaos theory has been taken up by a wide variety of literary critics and other scholars of the arts. While considering the relationship between chaos theory and recent American fiction, Beautiful Chaos details basic assumptions about orderly and dynamic systems and the various manifestations of chaos theory in literature, including mimesis, metaphor, model, and metachaotics. It also explains particular features of orderly and dynamic systems, including entropy, bifurcation and turbulence, noise and information, scaling and fractals, iteration, and strange attractors."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Slethaug, Gordon
Dewey number
813/.5409384
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C4
LC item number
S58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in postmodern culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Chaotic behavior in systems in literature
Label
Beautiful chaos : chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction, Gordon E. Slethaug
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Synoptic Study: "The Coded Dots of Life."
  • Dynamic Fiction and the Field of Action: Mimesis, Metaphor, Model, and Metachaotics
  • Orderly Systems: Growth, Competition, and Transgression
  • Entropic Crisis, Blockage, Bifurcation, and Flow
  • Turbulence, Stochastic Processes, and Traffic
  • Energy, Noise, and Information
  • Juxtapositional Symmetry: Recursion, Scaling, and Fractals
  • Iteration
  • Strange Attractors
Control code
43851491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780791447413
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beautiful chaos : chaos theory and metachaotics in recent American fiction, Gordon E. Slethaug
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Synoptic Study: "The Coded Dots of Life."
  • Dynamic Fiction and the Field of Action: Mimesis, Metaphor, Model, and Metachaotics
  • Orderly Systems: Growth, Competition, and Transgression
  • Entropic Crisis, Blockage, Bifurcation, and Flow
  • Turbulence, Stochastic Processes, and Traffic
  • Energy, Noise, and Information
  • Juxtapositional Symmetry: Recursion, Scaling, and Fractals
  • Iteration
  • Strange Attractors
Control code
43851491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780791447413
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00038766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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