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Robinson Crusoe : myths and metamorphoses

Author: Lieve Spaas; Brian Stimpson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
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This collection of essays examines, from a wide range of critical and philosophical perspectives, the cultural manifestations of "Robinson Crusoe" in different centuries, in different media and in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe; Daniel Defoe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lieve Spaas; Brian Stimpson
ISBN: 0333631730 9780333631737 0312129289 9780312129286
OCLC Number: 34553485
Description: xvii, 328 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Notes on Contributors - Preface - Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Unwrapping Crusoe: Retrospective and Prospective Views; L.James - TEXT AND CONTEXT - Robinson Crusoe's Eighteenth Century Context; A.Downie -Crusoe's Women, Or: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; I.Bell - Crusoe, Cannibalism and Empire; M.Ellis - Crusoe in the South Seas: Beachcombers, Missionaries and the Myth of the Castaway; V.Smith - Serving God or Mammon? Echoes from Hayy Ibn Yaqzan and Sinbad the Sailor in Robinson Crusoe; S.Attar - Narcissus and Friday: From Classical to Anthropological Myth; L.Spaas - Caliban, Friday and Their Masters; J-J.Hamm - RESONANCES - Charles Guilbert de Pixerecourt's Robinson Crusoe (1805); C.N.Smith - Female Castaways; A.Saxton - Resisting Robinson Crusoe in Dechanel's Film; S.Meagher - The Robinson Myth in Jean-Richard Bloch's Le Robinson juif; C.Figuerola - SUBVERSIONS - Myth as Microscope: Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique; L.Milne - 'Skilful in the Usury of Time': Michel Tournier and the Critique of Economism; A.Purdy - Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique: Tournier, Seducation and Paternity; E.Wilson - 'Between Me and Thee is a Great Gulf Fixed': the Crusoe Presence in Walcott's Early Poetry; S.Brown - 'With Crusoe the Slave and Friday the Boss': Derek Walcott's Pantomime; B.Jones - The Ulyssean Crusoe and the Quest for Redemption in J.M. Coetzee's Foe and Derek Walcott's Omeros; P.Burnett - Foe: Metafiction and the Discourse of Power; P.Corcoran - Daniel Defoe as Character: Subversion of the Myths of Robinson Crusoe and of the Author; J-P.Engelibert - INTROVERSIONS - 'In Contemplation of My Deliverance': Robinson Crusoe and Pincher Martin; K.McCarron - 'Insulaire que tu es, Ile -': Valery, the 'Robinson Crusoe of the Mind'; B.Stimpson - Postface - Conclusion
Responsibility: edited by Lieve Spaas and Brian Stimpson.

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'In Spaas and Stimpson, Bridget Jones takes Walcott's drama Pantomime as her subject. In With Crusoe the slave and Friday the boss: Derek Walcott's Pantomime' she too draws on the redemptive aspect Read more...

 
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