Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the cultural logic of the Enlightenment as it manifested in the literature of the period, paying particular attention to new idioms of reason, to the imaginary voyage and its metaphorical apprehension of the Other, new vistas of the very large and the very small, which set in motion the mode that later became science fiction. Various texts are discussed, including detailed readings of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726) and Voltaire’s “Micromégas” (1752).
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