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Antarctica in fiction : imaginative narratives of the far south

Author: Elizabeth Leane
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive analysis of literary responses to Antarctica examines the rich body of literature that the continent has provoked over the last three centuries, focussing particularly on narrative fiction. Novelists such Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Beryl Bainbridge and Kim Stanley Robinson have all been drawn artistically to the far south. The continent  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Leane
ISBN: 9781107020825 1107020824
OCLC Number: 780063889
Description: xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Speculation visions of the south polar regions --
Bodies, boundaries and the Antarctic gothic --
Creative explorations of the heroic era --
The survival value of literature at high latitudes --
The transforming nature of Antarctic travel --
Freezing time in far southern narratives.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Leane.

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This comprehensive and engaging analysis of a wide range of Antarctic fiction - from lost-race romances to espionage thrillers to travellers' tales to horror fantasies - is essential reading for  Read more...

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'Encyclopedic in its scope, creative in its organization, and lucidly written, Antarctica in Fiction is a solid, lively, and at times surprising study that encompasses everything from Gothic and Read more...

 
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