Global Crusoe: Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Transnational Aesthetics
Ann Marie Fallon
Page count: 170 pages
File size: 16.5 MB
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.