Darwin And Literature by Leonard MossDarwin And Literature by Leonard Moss

Darwin And Literature

byLeonard Moss

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

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Evolutionary theory has provoked intense controversy. Darwin and Literature reconciles adversarial viewpoints by demonstrating the relevance of Darwin's key concepts in The Origin of Species to notable tragic and biblical works. Many authors have discussed the Bible, Shakespeare, or Charles Darwin; this study is the first to show their affinity. It addresses one perplexing question: How do literary craftsmen describe, define, and in some cases, actually bring about the transformation of a biological paradox into a cultural issue?
Leonard Moss has written books on Arthur Miller, Joseph Conrad, literature and evolution, and tragedy and philosophy. He edited the journal of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association in Providence from 1998 to 2004.
Title:Darwin And LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 9.44 × 6.39 × 0.72 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739185322

ISBN - 13:9780739185322


Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Biblical Adaptation and Dysfunction1. The Darwinian Narrative2. The Hebrew Origin of Species3. Departures from Orthodoxy4. The Adaptation According to MatthewPart II: Tragic Transformation5. Shakespeare's Suspended Heroes6. The O'Neill Variation7. Beckett: Constancy, Flux, and InnovationConclusionNotesA Bibliographical Guide to Recent Evolutionary TheoryIndexAbout the Author