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dc.contributor.authorMorrison, James V.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T14:06:24Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T14:06:24Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43884
dc.description.abstractThis book presents the first comparative study of notable literary shipwrecks from the past four thousand years, focusing on Homer’s Odyssey, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. James V. Morrison considers the historical context as well as the “triggers” (such as the 1609 Bermuda shipwreck) that inspired some of these works, and modern responses such as novels (Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Coetzee’s Foe, and Gordon’s First on Mars, a science fiction version of the Crusoe story), movies, television (Forbidden Planet, Cast Away, and Lost), and the poetry and plays of Caribbean poets Derek Walcott and Aimé Césaire. For survivors who are stranded on an island for some period of time, shipwrecks often present the possibility of a change in political and social status—as well as romance and even paradise. In each of the major shipwreck narratives examined, the poet or novelist links the castaways’ arrival on a new shore with the possibility of a new sort of life.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherEuropean
dc.subject.otherEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
dc.titleShipwrecked
dc.title.alternativeDisaster and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.5626042
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780472119202
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of Michigan Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/99533a71-b6cf-4e1f-913d-09e5c2cab89c
grantor.number104010


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