Literary Skies Before 1800

  • Donald W. Olson
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

From ancient times until the present day, authors have created poetry, stories, plays, and novels that contain passages about the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial displays. In the four examples discussed in this chapter, we investigate whether an actual celestial event inspired the literary passage.

Keywords

Burning Dust Europe Pyramid Ghost 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald W. Olson
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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