The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures

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Daniel Dennett famously claimed for Darwinian theory the status of universal solvent: the totalising theory of theories, even of theories of literature. Yet only a few writers and critics have followed his view. This volume asks why. It examines both evolution in literature, and the evolution of literature. It looks at literary representations of Darwinism both historically and synchronically, at how a theory of literature might be derived from evolutionary theory, and indeed how evolution as a process might be regarded as ...

The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures 2011, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042033979

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