A worthy book-one which offers a new means of understanding literature and opens up new questions."Synthesis"
Strehle is a superior critic who has written a significant analysis of several major works in an overlooked but essential context. . . . [The book] is a coherent whole, not just a collection of disparate essays. It is carefully organized around a specific theme, which she has expressed in sophisticated yet accessible terms.--John Kuehl, New York University|A worthy book--one which offers a new means of understanding literature and opens up new questions. . . . A valuable contribution to the study of both literary theory and the novel.--Synthesis
|Susan Strehle's Fiction in the Quantum Universe
performs a valuable service in showing that the realist/antirealist categories of contemporary fiction cannot adequately account for the qualities of fictions that she calls 'actualist,' which are the same qualities of a quantum universe hovering between existence and nonexistence, reality and nonreality. With an impressive range of references and supple readings of important contemporary authors, Fiction in the Quantum Universe
connects importantly to current debates within the scientific community on realism and antirealism. I recommend it highly.--N. Katherine Hayles