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The Resource C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity, John de la Mothe

C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity, John de la Mothe

Label
C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity
Title
C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity
Statement of responsibility
John de la Mothe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The condition of modernity springs from that tension between science and the humanities that had its roots in the Enlightenment but reached its full flowering with the rise of twentieth-century technology. It manifests itself most notably in the crisis of individuality that is generated by the nexus of science, literature, and politics, one that challenges each of us to find a way of balancing our personal identities between our public and private selves in an otherwise estranging world. This challenge, which can only be expressed as "the struggle of modernity," perhaps finds no better expression than in C.P. Snow. In his career as novelist, scientist, and civil servant, C.P. Snow (1905-1980) attempted to bridge the disparate worlds of modern science and the humanities. While Snow is often regarded as a late-Victorian liberal who has little to say about the modernist period in which he lived and wrote, de la Mothe challenges this judgment, reassessing Snow's place in twentieth-century thought. He argues that Snow's life and writings--most notably his Strangers and Brothers sequence of novels and his provocative thesis in The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution--reflect a persistent struggle with the nature of modernity. They manifest Snow's belief that science and technology were at the center of modern life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De la Mothe, John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snow, C. P.
  • Novelists, English
  • Civil service
  • Scientists
  • Civil service
Label
C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity, John de la Mothe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-238) 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
Control code
24430161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292711488
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91034855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1453632
Label
C.P. Snow and the struggle of modernity, John de la Mothe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-238) 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
Control code
24430161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292711488
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91034855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1453632

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