M Hofferber Books



Literature After Darwin
Human Beasts in Western Fiction 1859-1939
by Virginia Richter
 
What makes us human? Where is the limit between human and animal? These are questions that haunt post-Darwinian literature. 



Covering fiction from Kipling to Kafka, this study offers a historically embedded analysis of anthropological anxiety in the period between the publication of the Origin of Species and the beginning of the Second World War.

Tables of Contents:
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
List of Epigraphs
What Animal? Darwin's Displacement of Man
Creating Connections: Humans, Apes, and Missing Links
Apes and Ape-Men: the Anxiety of Simianation
Missing Links and Lost Worlds: the Anxiety of Assimilation
Cultural Pessimism and Anthropological Anxiety
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Literature After Darwin
Literature After Darwin
Human Beasts in Western Fiction 1859-1939
by Virginia Richter

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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