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Author Foulke, Robert, 1930-

Title The sea voyage narrative / Robert Foulke
Published New York : Twayne ; London : Prentice Hall International, [1997]


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Description xxv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Studies in literary themes and genres ; no. 14
Studies in literary themes and genres ; no. 14
Contents Ch. 1. The Nature of Voyaging -- Ch. 2. Navigation and the Oral Tradition: The Odyssey -- Ch. 3. Voyages of Discovery: Columbus and Cook -- Ch. 4. The Sea Quest: Moby-Dick and The Old Man and the Sea -- Ch. 5. Voyages of Endurance: The Nigger of the "Narcissus" -- Ch. 6. Postscript: Voyage Narratives in the Twentieth Century
Summary That voyage narratives reflect a symbiosis between literature and history, imagination and experience, and fiction and autobiography is the premise of The Sea Voyage Narrative, written by Robert Foulke, a gifted scholar who brings decades of seafaring experience to his study of the genre. In clear and compact fashion, Foulke defines this old and powerful form of literature, examines its underlying structure and substance, and distills its complex history. In an instructive overview, Foulke traces the ways in which human attitudes toward the sea have shaped the sea voyage narrative over time; analyzes common psychological elements, such as the sea's effect on one's sense of time, space, and motion; surveys archetypal patterns and themes, among them exploration, discovery, return, initiation, and immobilization; and inspects recurrent nautical character types, including the rogue, the jolly tar, the stowaway, the greenhorn, and the malingerer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-233) and index
Subject Travel in literature.
Voyages and travels.
Literature -- History and criticism.
LC no. 97015226
ISBN 0805709681 alkaline paper