I have only skimmed this but there are echos of C.P. Snow (and others) floating about. The main focus seems to be the shifts–beginning with Bacon–between the big picture and little picture of the world. This of course leads to the inevitable conclusion that “the haphazard scientific technology pursued without regard for its relevance to …
Emily Dickinson was “called back” on this date in 1830. born on this date in 1830.* *hangs head in shame. how embarrassing. Daily readings: American Authors 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary of America Literature. Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft. The H.W. Wilson Company, New York. 1977. 1st 1938.
Emily, the quintessence and distillation of the Puritan spirit, poured out her pure nectar in rare and precious drops. –Kunitz & Haycraft, American Authors 1600-1900 (1938)