Global Crusoe: Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Transnational Aesthetics

Ann Marie Fallon

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 170 pages

File size: 16.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe’s intrepid character. Reading texts by authors such as Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Derek Walcott and J.M. Coetzee, Fallon argues that the twentieth-century Crusoe is not a lone, struggling survivor, but a cosmopolitan figure who serves as a warning against the dangers of individual isolation and colonial oppression.