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Fictions of the sea : critical perspectives on the ocean in British literature and culture

Author: Bernhard Klein
Publisher: London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2016 ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work brings together 12 original essays on the cultural meaning of the sea in British literature and history, from early modern times to the present. Interdisciplinary in conception, it charts  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Klein
ISBN: 9780754606208 0754606201 9781351936569 1351936565
OCLC Number: 1003226763
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Britain and the sea, Bernhard Klein; Who owns the sea?, James Muldoon; Orientation as a paradigm of maritime modernity, Ulrich Kinzel; Satan's ocean voyage and 18th-century seafaring trade, Anne-Julia Zwierlein; Class war and the albatross: the politics of ships as social space and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Sarah Moss; Walter Scott's The Pirate: Imperialism, nationalism and bourgeois values, Arnold Schmidt; Death by water: the theory and practice of shipwrecking, Ina Habermann; The sea is history: historicizing the Homeric sea in Victorian passages, Tobias DAring; 'As I wuz a-rolling down the highway one morn': fictions of the 19th-century English sailortown, Valerie Burton; Conrad's crews revisited, JA1/4rgen Kramer; Cabin'd yet unconfined: heroic masculinity in English seafaring novels, Susan Bassnett; 'The sea is slavery': middle passage narratives, Carl Pedersen; Cinematographic seas: metaphors of crossing and shipwreck on the big screen (1990-2001), Patrizia A. Muscogiuri; Bibliography; Index.


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