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The Two Cultures Controversy: Science, Literature and Cultural Politics in Postwar Britain

The idea of the ‘two cultures’ was launched by C. P. Snow in the Rede lecture, delivered in Cambridge on 9 March 1959, and entitled, ‘The two cultures and the scientific revolution’. Snow claimed that the ‘intellectual life of the whole of western society is increasingly split into two polar groups’ (1), scientists and literaryContinue reading “The Two Cultures Controversy: Science, Literature and Cultural Politics in Postwar Britain”