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The Resource Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself, Maximillian E. Novak

Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself, Maximillian E. Novak

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Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself
Title
Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives
Title remainder
finding the thing itself
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Maximillian E. Novak
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores significant problems in the fiction of Daniel Defoe. Maximillian E. Novak investigates a number of elements in Defoe{u2019}s work by probing his interest in rendering of reality (what Defoe called 2the Thing itself3). Novak examines Defoe{u2019}s interest in the relationship between prose fiction and painting, as well as the various ways in which Defoe{u2019}s woks were read by contemporaries and by those novelists who attempted to imitate and comment upon his Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe decades after its publication. In this book, Novak attempts to consider the uniqueness and imaginativeness of various aspects of Defoe{u2019}s writings including his way of evoking the seeming inability of language to describe a vivid scene or moments of overwhelming emotion, his attraction to the fiction of islands and utopias, his gradual development of the concepts surrounding Crusoe{u2019}s cave, his fascination with the horrors of cannibalism, and some of the ways he attempted to defend his work and serious fiction in general. Most of all, Transformations, Ideology, and the Real in Defoe{u2019}s Robinson Crusoe and Other Narratives establishes the complexity and originality of Defoe as a writer of fiction. --Provided by publisher
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Novak, Maximillian E
Dewey number
823/.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3407
LC item number
.N68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Realism in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Wirklichkeit
Label
Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself, Maximillian E. Novak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defoe as an innovator of fictional form -- Picturing the thing itself, or not: Defoe, painting, prose fiction, and the arts of describing -- The unmentionable and the ineffable in Defoe's fiction -- Novel or fictional memoir: the scandalous publication of Robinson Crusoe -- Meatless fridays: cannibalism as theme and metaphor in Robinson Crusoe -- Edenic desires: Robinson Crusoe, the Robinsonade, and utopian forms -- Strangely surpriz'd by Robinson Crusoe: a response to David Fishelov's "Robinson Crusoe, 'the other,' and the poetics of surprise" -- "Looking with wonder upon the sea" : Defoe's maritime fictions, Robinson Crusoe, and "the curious age we live in" -- The cave and the grotto: imagined interiors and realist form in Robinson Crusoe -- "The sume of humane misery?": ambiguities of exile in Defoe's fiction -- Ideological tendencies in three crusoe narratives by British novelists during the period following the French Revolution: Charles Dibdin's Hannah Hewit, the demale Crusoe, Maria Edgeworth's Forester, and Frances Burney's The wanderer
Control code
884570969
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611494853
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884570969
Label
Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself, Maximillian E. Novak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defoe as an innovator of fictional form -- Picturing the thing itself, or not: Defoe, painting, prose fiction, and the arts of describing -- The unmentionable and the ineffable in Defoe's fiction -- Novel or fictional memoir: the scandalous publication of Robinson Crusoe -- Meatless fridays: cannibalism as theme and metaphor in Robinson Crusoe -- Edenic desires: Robinson Crusoe, the Robinsonade, and utopian forms -- Strangely surpriz'd by Robinson Crusoe: a response to David Fishelov's "Robinson Crusoe, 'the other,' and the poetics of surprise" -- "Looking with wonder upon the sea" : Defoe's maritime fictions, Robinson Crusoe, and "the curious age we live in" -- The cave and the grotto: imagined interiors and realist form in Robinson Crusoe -- "The sume of humane misery?": ambiguities of exile in Defoe's fiction -- Ideological tendencies in three crusoe narratives by British novelists during the period following the French Revolution: Charles Dibdin's Hannah Hewit, the demale Crusoe, Maria Edgeworth's Forester, and Frances Burney's The wanderer
Control code
884570969
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611494853
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884570969

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