By Thomas F. Glick, Elinor Shaffer

ISBN-10: 1780937466

ISBN-13: 9781780937465

Beyond his pivotal position within the heritage of clinical proposal, Charles Darwin's writings and his thought of evolution by way of typical choice have additionally had a profound effect on artwork and tradition and proceed to take action to today. The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe is a entire survey of this enduring cultural influence during the continent.

With chapters written by means of top overseas students that discover how literary writers and pop culture replied to Darwin's concept, the e-book additionally contains an in depth timeline of his cultural reception in Europe and bibliographies of significant translations in every one country.

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Gadda, Meditazione Milanese (posthumous) Greece: DM (Vistakis) Greece: DM (Vasiliou) Italy: P. Levi, La chiave a stella (The Wrench) Finland: OS (Leikola) Italy: P. Levi, Lilìt and La ricerca delle radici (The Search for Roots) Catalunya: OS (S. and C. Albertí, prol. Glick) Finland: TS (Darwin’s contribution only) Italy: EE plus Notebooks M and N (ed. Ferrari, trans. Bandinelli) Spain: Faustino Cordón, ‘El darwinismo en España’, special issue of Anthropos, Barcelona Timeline xlix Date Translations 1983 Spain: EI (Sedeño) Literature, Criticism, Influential Science Celebrations, commemorations, public events, commemorative volumes France: ‘L’évolution, depuis Goethe, Cuvier et Darwin jusqu’a aujour-d’hui’, symposium, University of Paris (VI), October Italy: Giornate lincee indette in occasione del 1.

As Maria Zarimis’s new research has found, these writers had first-hand knowledge in French or English of some Darwin texts, yet created their own visions of his meaning: Nikos Kazantzakis and Grigorios Xenopoulos. A high point is reached in the literary reception with Marcel Proust’s use of Darwin in his great work, A la recherche du temps perdu. Proust’s route to Darwin was unlike those of the earlier writers; his father, a doctor, was aware not only of Darwin but of the work of Freud. Further, Proust made very specific use of Darwin’s later text on The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), as Céline Surprenant shows us in fine detail here.

When the scientific ideas are themselves new and controversial, they are subject to a wide range of responses and interpretations, which may obstruct or colour the views of those further from the source. By the same token, historians of science, who have laboured long to place Darwin 2 The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe in the context of the developing sciences have often overlooked or found it difficult to assess (or even to consider) the role of other disciplines, genres, or readers.

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