The Quill and the Scalpel PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Quill and the Scalpel free pdf Most famous as a literary artist, Vladimir Nabokov was also a professional biologist and a lifelong student of science. By exploring the refractions of physics, psychology, and biology within his art and thought, "The Quill and the Scalpel: Nabokov s Art and the Worlds of Science, by Stephen H. Blackwell, demonstrates how aesthetic sensibilities contributed to Nabokov s scientific work, and how his scientific passions shape, inform, and permeate his fictions. " Nabokov s attention to holistic study and inductive empirical work gradually reinforced his underlying suspicion of mechanistic explanations of nature. He perceived chilling parallels between the overconfidence of scientific progress and the dogmatic certainty of the Soviet regime. His scientific work and his artistic transfigurations of science underscore the limitations of human knowledge as a defining element of life. In provocative novels like "Lolita, "" "Pale Fire, " "The Gift, " "Ada"," "" and others, Nabokov advances a surprisingly modest epistemology, urging skepticism toward all portrayals of nature, artistic "and" scientific. Simultaneously, he challenges his readers to recognize in the arts a vital branch of human discovery, one that both complements and informs traditional scientific research."

About Stephen H Blackwell

Stephen H. Blackwell is associate professor of Russian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Details Book

Author : Stephen H Blackwell
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Data Published : 01 September 2009
ISBN : 0814210996
EAN : 9780814210994
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Quill and the Scalpel



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Vladimir Nabokov free pdfVladimir Nabokov

    'I am almost exclusively a writer. and my style is all I have'. wrote Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel "Lolita". Nabokov is celebrated as a prolific author and poet in both Russian and English..


  • The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov  free pdfThe Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

    From Vladimir Nabokov. the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita. Pale Fire. and Ada. or Ardor. comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and the 1950s..


  • Nabokov and the Art of Painting free pdfNabokov and the Art of Painting

    Vladimir Nabokov was one of the greatest novelists of the previous century and his mastery of English and Russian prose is unequalled. Nabokov had originally trained to become a painter and shared Marc Chagall's tutor in Paris..


  • Nabokov and the Art of Painting free pdfNabokov and the Art of Painting

    Vladimir Nabokov. who originally trained to become a painter. was one of the greatest novelists of the previous century. In "Nabokov and the Art of Painting"..


  • Stalking Nabokov free pdfStalking Nabokov

    At the age of twenty-one. Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives..


  • The Quill and the Scalpel free pdfThe Quill and the Scalpel

    Where To Download Audio Books. Most famous as a literary artist, Vladimir Nabokov was also a professional biologist and a lifelong student of science. By exploring the refractions of physics, psycholo