The Lives and Strange Surprising Adventures of Classic and Contemporary Travellers in Fiction in English

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"I thought we were already overstocked with books of travels," Gulliver replies when asked to write down his extraordinary experiences as a traveller in Jonathan Swift's 1726 fictional travel journal. From the birth of the novel three centuries ago, with the publication of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe, travellers and migrants have been leaving their footprints in novels written in English. Taking as its point of departure a postcolonial appraisal of the literary treatment of the figure of the traveller throughout the history of fiction in English, and in particular in rewritings of Robinson Crusoe, this article offers a comparative analysis of the literary explorations of the asylum seeker presented by black British novelists Abdulrazak Gurnah and Caryl Phillips at the dawn of the 21st century.
Originele taal-2English
TitelAnglistentag 2008 Tübingen Proceedings
RedacteurenLars Eckstein, Christoph Reinfandt
UitgeverijWissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
Pagina's267-278
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-86821-179-5
StatusPublished - 2009
EvenementUnknown - Stockholm, Sweden
Duur: 21 sep 200925 sep 2009

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ConferenceUnknown
Land/RegioSweden
StadStockholm
Periode21/09/0925/09/09

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Lars Eckstein & Christoph Reinfandt

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