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Author Fallon, Ann Marie.

Title Global Crusoe : comparative literature, postcolonial theory and transnational aesthetics / Ann Marie Fallon
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (162 pages.)
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Literary revision and Robinson Crusoe -- Revision and dislocation in the strange and surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe -- "The first true creole" : creation stories in Derek Walcott and Sam Selvon -- South African revisions : J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Bessie Head -- Cannibal desires : feminist revision and Marianne Wiggins' John Dollar -- Beloved island : transnational revision, translation and Victoria Slavuski's Música para olvidar una isla -- "The world is full of islands."
Summary This book explores the variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's character Robinson Crusoe. In her study of the novels, poems, short stories and films that adapt the Crusoe myth, the author argues that the twentieth-century Crusoe is not alone, struggling survivor, but a cosmopolitan figure who serves as a warning against the dangers of individual isolation and colonial oppression. The author uses feminist and postcolonial theory to reexamine Defoe's original novel and several contemporary texts, showing how writers take up the traumatic narratives of Crusoe in response to the intensifying transnational and postcolonial experiences of the second half of the twentieth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Adaptations
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Influence
Crusoe, Robinson.
Defoe, Daniel 1661-1731 Robinson Crusoe
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe.
Robinson Crusoe.
Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character)
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Islands in literature.
Literature and globalization.
Literature and transnationalism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317127986
Other Titles Comparative literature, postcolonial theory and transnational aesthetics