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Literary Monsters

in The Earth on Show

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780226616681
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226616704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.003.0009
Literary Monsters

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Drawing on the insights gleaned from the exploration of the virtual-tourist guidebooks, this chapter examines how texts and printed images worked together to feed the geological imagination. It discusses how text and image combined to mount their “geologic drama” upon the reader's mental stage, and how poetry quotation helped to frame and stage these visions of the past.

Keywords: texts; printed images; virtual-tourist guidebooks; geological imagination; poetry quotation

Chapter.  10127 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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