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Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South

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Leane, E, Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 250. ISBN 9781107020825 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2012 Elizabeth Leane

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Abstract

This comprehensive analysis of literary responses to Antarctica examines the rich body of literature that the continent has provoked over the last three centuries, focussing particularly on narrative fiction. Novelists as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Beryl Bainbridge and Kim Stanley Robinson have all been drawn artistically to the far south. The continent has also inspired genre fiction, including a Mills and Boon novel, a Phantom comic and a Biggles book, as well as countless lost-race romances, espionage thrillers and horror-fantasies. Antarctica in Fiction draws on these sources, as well as film, travel narratives and explorers' own creative writing. It maps the far south as a space of the imagination and argues that only by engaging with this space, in addition to the physical continent, can we understand current attitudes towards Antarctica.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
Author:Leane, E (Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:72536
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2011-08-29
Last Modified:2015-02-17
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