This is the book that I was reading while I wrote the "De-Constructing Quarks" segment of this book. As you would expect from my contemptuous reaction, I did not actually finish reading it.
Coincidentally, an interesting critique of this book (along with a couple of other authors who approach scientific sociology in a similar fashion) is also named "Deconstructing Quarks."
Much more comprehensive than a study of Dostoevsky's literary style, this analysis comprises a history of literary theory, and contains a healthy summary of his theory of Carnivalism. Despite being unknown in the West until the 1970's, he is hailed as one of the most brilliant historians and theorists in Literature.
My studies of his work gave me a insights into a delightful comparison between his perspectives on literature and the studies of the Public Sphere.
I found Emerson's writings to be obtrusively expressive, but I could not escape the fact that the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson needed to figure very heavily in my portrayal of Tanscendentalism. I did read Nature, The American Scholar, The Transcendentalist, and The Divinity School Address, as well as Henry Ware's scathing sermon, The Personality of the Deity.
Here is where the most popular answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, is 42. The trick was to know the right question, which wasn't revealed until the second book of the trilogy, and to understand the question, which was lost on us in the third book and even the fourth book of what became a quadrilogy.
Yes, they wrote a book based on the album! I read it quickly, and while it's penned by a famous Sci-Fi author, I wasn't all that impressed by it. I suspected from the album's sound (which is new and vibrant and yet unmistakably Rush) that it should be pretty much a retelling of Voltaire's Candide, but styled as a steampunk allegory. It was.