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The entangled eye : visual perception and the representation of nature in post-Darwinian narrative, James Krasner

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The entangled eye : visual perception and the representation of nature in post-Darwinian narrative
Title
The entangled eye
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visual perception and the representation of nature in post-Darwinian narrative
Statement of responsibility
James Krasner
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Language
eng
Summary
Because evolutionary nature can be seen only through the product of evolution - the human eye - the observer must always be aware of the physical limitations inherent in the act of perception. Krasner's study is an exploration of how Charles Darwin's representational techniques, intended to emphasize the spatial and temporal limitations besetting the human observer without diminishing the grand scheme of evolutionary nature, transformed his opulently "entangled" nature into a formless, psychologically interior landscape. Evolutionary nature's abundance and variety required Darwin and the turn-of-the-century British nature writers who followed him to portray the world as though seen through a physiologically limited, human eye. Investigating the shift from Victorian to modernist sensibilities in the context of evolutionary biology and perceptual theory, Krasner shows that, while profoundly attentive to landscape and biology, nature writers chose a mode of representing nature based on visual perception that led them toward a more abstract and psychological portrayal of natural landscapes. Using the visual perception theories of Berkeley, Hamilton, Brewster, Koffka, and James, Krasner investigates the ways in which Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and D.H. Lawrence, as well as other naturalists and nature writers, came to portray nature as the locus of optical illusion and visual failure. Narrative portrayals of nature become narrative portrayals of the perception of nature in which the physiological limitations of the human eye determine the structure of the representation. Bringing together literary, scientific, and popular texts, Krasner establishes the extent of Darwin's impact on the English literary tradition
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DLC
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Krasner, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S34
LC item number
K7 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Literature and science
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Science in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Darwinisme
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Literatuur
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Visuele waarneming
  • English fiction
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and science
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Nature in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Visuele waarneming
  • Darwinisme
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Literatuur
  • Roman
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Geschichte
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Landschaft
  • Great Britain
  • Englisch
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The entangled eye : visual perception and the representation of nature in post-Darwinian narrative, James Krasner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780195073317
Lccn
91040095
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)24908880
  • (OCoLC)ocm24908880
Label
The entangled eye : visual perception and the representation of nature in post-Darwinian narrative, James Krasner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780195073317
Lccn
91040095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24908880
  • (OCoLC)ocm24908880

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