Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far by Elizabeth Leane

By Elizabeth Leane

This accomplished research of literary responses to Antarctica examines the wealthy physique of literature that the continent has provoked during the last 3 centuries, focussing rather on narrative fiction. Novelists as varied 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 a ways south. The continent has additionally encouraged style fiction, together with a turbines and Boon novel, a Phantom comedian and a Biggles publication, in addition to numerous lost-race romances, espionage thrillers and horror-fantasies. Antarctica in Fiction attracts on those assets, in addition to movie, go back and forth narratives and explorers' personal inventive writing. It maps the a long way south as an area of the mind's eye and argues that basically through enticing with this house, as well as the actual continent, do we comprehend present attitudes in the direction of Antarctica.

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