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Men as Islands: Robinsonades From Sophocles to Margaret Atwood

Author: 
Reid, David Stuart and Susan Stuart
Credentials: 
DSR:MA, St.Andrews; Ph.D University of British Columbia: SSR:MA, Ph.D UBC

This book is a meditation on isolation and community through the study of literary treatments of the theme. The treatments are fanciful rather than literal or clinical accounts of exile from society, myths, fables, tales of men without women on desert islands. Even Thoreau’s Walden is something of a lark, a willful eccentric experiment. Most of the stories take place on islands, but sometimes the open sea, mountains or the forest make do as an ‘I-land’.

Market: 
Market: Isolation/ Community in Western Literature, Literary Anthropology, Literary Studies/Criticism Deconstruction,Sophocles, Greek Myths in Western Literature,Contemplative Literature,Selkirk, Defoe,Thoreau, Emerson, Rousseau, Melville, D H Lawrence, Margaret Atwood, Ecology in North American isolation/solitude /outliers
Release Date: 
December 12, 2015
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-7-07
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
286
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
None
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
No