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Author Edmond, Martin.

Title Zone of the Marvellous : In Search of the Antipodes
Published New York : Auckland University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (359 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; I. Ancient Voices; II. Mount Purgatory; III. Jewelled Sands; IV. Utopian Projections; V. Isles of Disappointment; VI. Lost Tribes; VII. Ulimaroa, Yonaguni & Other Enigmas; VIII. After Erewhon; Notes on Sources; Index; Back Cover
Summary He's constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.'? Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed of other worlds at the back of the sun. In Zone of the Marvellous Martin Edmond recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes in the Western imagination. Edmond tells the stories of Gilgamesh, seeking immortality on the other side of the Wate
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Subject Literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1869406532