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Galatea 2.2

by Richard L. Powers

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Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- Study and teaching -- Fiction,
  • Artificial intelligence -- Fiction,
  • Novelists -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGalatea two point two
    StatementRichard Powers.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.O92 G35 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination329 p. ;
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1118115M
    ISBN 100374199485
    LC Control Number94044319

    After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea —Richard Powers—returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Galatea Richard's relationship with C. is a central focus of the book, and a relationship out of which all others seem to.

    Richard Powers GALATEA /A NOVEL 1st Edition 2nd Printing Hardcover New York Farrar Straus & Giroux Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Seller assumes all responsibility for this Rating: % positive. In Galatea , the first person narrative lends a personal point of view to the entire story, making it extremely important to tell of Richard’s human experience–the better to understand the “filter” placed over the events of the book with the first person narrative. This .

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Galatea Book Summary and Study Guide. Richard Powers Booklist Richard Powers Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Galatea ; In this, Powers' fifth novel, he pushes the envelope of self-conscious storytelling. The narrator/protagonist has his name, goes where he has been (Champaign-Urbana, Holland), and relates the.

"Galatea " is an ingenious, ambitious, at times dizzily cerebral work. But then so were Mr. Powers's previous novels -- "Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance," "Prisoner's Dilemma," "The Gold Bug Variations" and "Operation Wandering Soul" -- each of which also figures here.

Galatea is book that feels very 90s. Its prose is littered with postmodernist buzzwords and now obsolescent technical jargon, its parallel plots of the construction of Helen and the failed relationship with C both feel unsatisfactorily contrived and its motifs of globalization and the fear of creeping computerization are both now hopelessly even if Galatea didn't suffer from /5(10).

"Galatea is entertainment of a very high order, and likely to be remembered as one of the best books of the year, because its erudition is nourished by genuine feeling."—GQ "Powers' exposition of the linguistic and perceptual intricacies underlying consciousness is nothing less than brilliant."—The New Yorker/5(11).

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