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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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lieve Spaas; Brian Stimpson
ISBN: 0333631730 9780333631737 0312129289 9780312129286
OCLC Number: 34553485
Description: xvii, 328 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Unwrapping Crusoe: retrospective and prospective views / Louis James --
Part 1. Text and context. Robinson Crusoe's eighteenth-century contexts / Alan Downie --
Crusoe's women: or, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Ian A. Bell --
Crusoe, cannibalism and the empire / Markman Ellis --
Crusoe in the South Seas: beachcombers, missionaries and the myth of the castaway / Vanessa Smith --
Serving God or Mammon? Echoes from Hayy Ibn Yaqzan and Sinbad the Sailor in Robinson Crusoe / Samar Attar --
Narcissus and friday: from classical to anthropological myth / Lieve Spaas --
Caliban, Friday and their masters / Jean-Jacques Hamm --
Part 2. Resonances. Charles Guilbert de Pixerecourt's Robinson Crusoe (1805) / Christopher Smith --
Female castaways / Arnold Saxton --
Resisting Robinson Crusoe in Dechanel's film / Sharon Meagher --
The Robinson myth in Jean-Richard Bloch's Le Robinson juif / Carmen Figuerola --
Part 2. Subversions. Myth as microscope: Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique / Lorna Milne --
'Skilful in the usury of time': Michael Tournier and the critique of economism / Anthony Purdy --
Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique: Tournier, seduction and paternity / Emma Wilson --
'Between me and thee is a great gulf fixed': the Crusoe presence in Walcott's early poetry / Stewart Brown --
'With Crusoe the slave and Friday the boss': Derek Walcott's Pantomime / Bridget Jones --
The Ulyssean Crusoe and the quest for redemption in J.M. Coetzee's Foe and Derek Walcott's Omeros / Paula Burnett --
Foe: metafiction and the discourse of power / Patrick Corcoran --
Daniel Defoe as character: subversion of the myths of Robinson Crusoe and of the author / Jean-Paul Engelibert --
Part 4. Introversions. 'In contemplation of my deliverance': Robinson Crusoe and Pincher Martin / Kevin McCarron --
'Insulaire que tu es. Ile-': Valery, the Robinson Crusoe of the mind / Brian Stimpson --
Postface: Robinson(g) / Kolja Micevic --
A Japanese Robinson / Kunio Tsunekawa.
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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