Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Myths and Metamorphoses

Book - 1996
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Robinson Crusoe explores Defoe's story, the legend it captured, the universal desire which underlies the myth and a range of modern re-writings which reveal a continued fascination with the problematic character of this narrative. Whether envisaged as an heroic rejection of the old world order, a piece of pre-colonialist propaganda or a tale raising archetypal problems of 'otherness' and 'inequality', the mythic value of Crusoe has become a pretext over many centuries for an examination of some of the fundamental problems of existence. This collection of essays examines, from a wide range of critical and philosophical perspectives, the cultural manifestations of Robinson Crusoe in different centuries, in different media, in different genres.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780333631737
Characteristics: xvii, 328 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Spaas, Lieve
Stimpson, Brian 1944-


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