The Flying Machine and Modern Literature

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This is the first work to survey the myths created by the modern literary imagination about technology. --Herbert Sussman

. . . succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts . . . --American Literature

. . . a landmark in the study of literary and technological history. --NMAH

. . . fascinating . . . a welcome addition to the growing scholarship about the impact of technology on the modern imagination. --Journal of Modern Literature Annual Review

This book chronicles precisely how the flying machine helped to create two kinds of apocalyptic modes in modern literature.

 

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Leonardo da Vinci and the Modern Century
14
Birds with a Human Face
41
Wells and The War in the Air
63
The Response of Poets to the
97
Some Versions of Kitty Hawk
110
Forms of Flight in the 1930s
131
The Poetry of Firebombing
152
Three Versions of Manifest Destiny
172
The Moon Landing and Modern Literature
191
Some Texts of the 1970s
212
Notes
224
Supplementary Bibliography
237
Index
246
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