Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser

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In Mechanism and Mysticism , Louis J. Zanine provides the first full-length study of Theodore Dreiser's interest in modern scientific research and of the impact of scientific ideas on the thought and work of a writer who would gain fame as a deterministic naturalist, but who would end his life as a mystic pantheist. Dreiser was raised in a household dominated by the fanatical Catholic faith of his father and the superstitious beliefs of his mother. In 1894, having rejected the orthodox Christianity of his upbringing, he ...

Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser 2006, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pa.

ISBN-13: 9780812231717

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