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Seaing Through the Past: Postmodern Histories and the Maritime Metaphor in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

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From Daniel Defoe to Joseph Conrad, from Virginia Woolf to Derek Walcott, the sea has always been an inspiring setting and a powerful symbol for generations of British and Anglophone writers. Seaing through the Past is the first study to explicitly address the enduring relevance of the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction through in-depth readings of fourteen influential and acclaimed novels published in the course of the last three decades. The book trenchantly argues that in contemporary fiction, maritime ...

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Seaing through the Past: Postmodern Histories and the Maritime Metaphor in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction
2011, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042033818

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