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Figuring the Unknown

Figuring the Unknown

MRB September 14, 2017 0

A review of Judith H. Anderson’s Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton. In 1959, a British novelist and chemist named Charles Percy Snow delivered a memorable lecture at the University of

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When Literature was Science

When Literature was Science

MRB September 7, 2017 0

Clio Doyle reviews Claire Preston’s The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England  Science was everywhere in the seventeenth century, especially in literature. For example, it was in this century that Margaret Cavendish wrote

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