May 22, 2005

Animal instinct's wordy realm

"What if Charles Darwin wrote a novel? What if he wrote them all? Well, maybe he did, in a sense; the thesis of "Madame Bovary's Ovaries" is that Darwin, or rather the forces of evolution and natural selection that Darwin did write of, underlie the plot and behavior of all human characters in literature. It's the kind of all-encompassing theorizing, both radical and obvious at the same time, that is likely to enlighten some and seriously upset others." Posted by Martin Sewell at May 22, 2005 4:39 PM | TrackBack