• 'Solar': Irremediable historicidad

    Author(s):
    José Angel GARCÍA LANDA (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    English Literature, Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    English literature, Literature, Twentieth century, Sustainability
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Scientists, Ian Mcewan, Solar energy, Picaresque fiction, 21st-century literature
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/9xjb-0a51
    Abstract:
    Spanish abstract: ¿Llegará a tiempo la energía solar sostenible? ́Solar ́ de Ian McEwan trata los ribetes picarescos de la ciencia occidental, con un tema casi cósmico de trasfondo, y con una vida complicada en primer plano. El protagonista, encarnación de la ciencia actual, es un pícaro moderno, que reúne en sí todos los extremos de la condición humana: a la vez genio y estafador en el plano científico, a partes iguales iluminado e incompetente; e impresentable, contradictorio y humano (demasiado) como persona. ______________________________________________________________________ English abstract: Will sustainable solar energy arrive in time? Ian McEwan's 'Solar' deals with the picaresque aspects of western science, with an almost cosmic subject as a backdrop, and with a complicated life on the foreground. The protagonist, an incarnation of present-day science, is a modern pícaro, who encompasses the extremes of the human condition: both a genius and a fraud as a scientist, simultaneously enlightened and incompetent; and unreliably immoral, contradictory and all too human as a human being.
    Notes:
    First published in 'Vanity Fea', 2011.
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