Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book List Addition: Literature After Darwin

Literature After Darwin
Human Beasts in Western Fiction 1859-1939
by Virginia Richter
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

What makes us human? Where is the limit between human and animal? These are questions that haunt post-Darwinian literature.

Covering fiction from Kipling to Kafka, this study offers a historically embedded analysis of anthropological anxiety in the period between the publication of the Origin of Species and the beginning of the Second World War.

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