Shipwrecked: Disaster and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World (Hardback)James V. Morrison (author)
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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. James V. Morrison also 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 Aime Cesaire.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
---Bryn Mawr Classical Review--Miklos Peti, Karoli Gaspar University "Bryn Mawr Classical Review "
"Centering his work on the Odyssey, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe--but also delving into epic poetry, drama, novels, sci fi, movies, and even television--the author demonstrates that humankind has had a continuing fascination with the idea of shipwrecked and stranded individuals confronting nature and the elements ... Recommended."--Choice-- (11/11/2014)
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