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By Christina Alt

Reflecting the modernist fascination with technological know-how, Virginia Woolf's representations of nature are educated through a wide-ranging curiosity in modern advancements within the lifestyles sciences. Christina Alt analyses Woolf's responses to disciplines starting from taxonomy and the recent biology of the laboratory to ethology and ecology and illustrates how Woolf drew at the equipment and pursuits of the modern lifestyles sciences to explain her personal literary experiments. during the exam of Woolf's engagement with transferring methods to the learn of nature, this paintings covers new flooring in Woolf reports and makes a tremendous contribution to the knowledge of modernist exchanges among literature and technological know-how.

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