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The Counterfeiters: An Historical Comedy by Professor Hugh Kenner

Wide-ranging enough to encompass Buster Keaton, Charles Babbage, Jonathan Swifts hyper-civilized horses, and Alan Turing-a mathematician with a penchant for riding a bicycle while wearing a gas mask-The Counterfeiters is one of Hugh Kenners greatest achievements. In this fascinating work of literary and cultural criticism, Kenner seeks the roots and results of mankinds quest to both reproduce and improve upon the natural world (a Victorian clockwork duck that can eat and quack), and even himself (a computer that can solve equations faster than we can). The intermingling of art and science, of man and machine, of machine and art, is the heart of this book. With his characteristically accessible style and wit, Kenner brings together history, literature, science, and art to find the personal in what is an increasingly counterfeit world. Book jacket.

Author: Professor Hugh Kenner

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 182

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Publication Date: 1985-10-01

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