From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the

From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the They were mad, of course Or evil Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman At best, they were well intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little understood powers of natureIn From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film from medieval images of alchemists to present day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers

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