Science | Literature Criticism Paul Konrad Kurz

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This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Science.
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Paul Konrad Kurz

SOURCE: "Literature and Science," in On Modern German Literature, Vol. I, translated by Sister Mary Frances McCarthy, The University of Alabama Press, 1967, pp. 56-79.

In the following essay, Kurz discusses the place of literature in a world increasingly dominated by science and technology.

The Discussion in England

The last essay of the late Aldous Huxley1 deals with the tension between literature and science. It was written against the background of the controversy in England between Charles P. Snow and Frank R. Leavis. In the Rede Lecture of 1959, Snow, who was first a physicist, then a novelist, and in the last war Director of Technical Personnel in the Ministry of Labor, advanced the thesis of the two separate cultures: the intellectual and literary as opposed to the strictly scholarly, or more exactly scientific, culture. This thesis was certainly not new, but it...

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