By John de la Mothe

The situation of modernity springs from that pressure among technology and the arts that had its roots within the Enlightenment yet reached its complete flowering with the increase of twentieth-century know-how. It manifests itself so much particularly within the concern of individuality that's generated via the nexus of technology, literature, and politics, person who demanding situations every one people to discover a manner of balancing our own identities among our private and non-private selves in an in a different way estranging international. This problem, which could merely be expressed as "the fight of modernity," probably unearths no larger expression than in C. P. Snow. In his profession as novelist, scientist, and civil servant, C. P. Snow (1905-1980) tried to bridge the disparate worlds of contemporary technology and the humanities.

While Snow is frequently considered as a late-Victorian liberal who has little to assert in regards to the modernist interval within which he lived and wrote, de l. a. Mothe demanding situations this judgment, reassessing Snow's position in twentieth-century inspiration. He argues that Snow's existence and writings—most significantly his Strangers and Brothers series of novels and his provocative thesis in The Cultures and the clinical Revolution—reflect a continual fight with the character of modernity. They happen Snow's trust that technological know-how and know-how have been on the middle of contemporary life.

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