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The Resource Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction, Samuel Chase Coale

Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction, Samuel Chase Coale

Label
Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction
Title
Quirks of the quantum
Title remainder
postmodernism and contemporary American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Chase Coale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum, Coale shows how the doubts, misgivings, and ambiguities reflected in the postmodern American novel have been influenced by the metaphors and models of quantum theory. Coale explains the basic facets of quantum theory in lay terms and then applies them to a selection of texts, including Don DeLillo's Underworld, Joan Didion's Democracy, and Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day. Using a new approach to literature and culture, this book aims to bridge the gap between science and the humanities by suggesting the many areas where they connect. -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coale, Samuel
Dewey number
813/.5409356
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P45
LC item number
C63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural frames, framing culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Physics in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Quantum theory in literature
  • American fiction
  • Physics in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Quantum theory in literature
Label
Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction, Samuel Chase Coale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Deconstructing quantum theory: from modernism to postmodernism -- The quantum flux as/in fiction -- Styles of quantum leaps -- Quantum quandaries: death and/of the self -- Revelation of the quantum realm: underworld and against the day -- Epilogue: a selection of postmodern critics
Control code
782252389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813932859
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012012177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)782252389
Label
Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction, Samuel Chase Coale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Deconstructing quantum theory: from modernism to postmodernism -- The quantum flux as/in fiction -- Styles of quantum leaps -- Quantum quandaries: death and/of the self -- Revelation of the quantum realm: underworld and against the day -- Epilogue: a selection of postmodern critics
Control code
782252389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813932859
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012012177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)782252389

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