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Castaway Tales

From Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi

A wide-ranging and appreciative literary history of the castaway tale from Defoe to the present

Reviews

“Castaway Tales is an important anatomy of a tradition of which we have all been long aware … but which we have not before seen explored in such a provocative and insightful manner.”—Gary K. Wolfe, Science Fiction Studies

“[T]he book’s value lies in the detailed analysis of poetry and fiction that parodies, inverts, or otherwise reworks various tropes that he contends hearken back … thoughtfully examining a host of mostly 20th- and 21st-century primary sources that have received only minimal critical coverage.”—D.C. Maus, Choice

Endorsements

"This is a wonderful book, which in effect identifies a genre of fiction that has always been there straddling several other genres, and is now here revealed by Palmer in all its glory. His analysis is insightful and entertaining."

—Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times best-selling author of Aurora and 2312

"Intelligent and inventive, Castaway Tales delivers superb readings of familiar texts and contemporary variants. The castaway myth is still fresh and Palmer's study is impressive in its historical breadth and literary range."

—John Rieder, author of Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

9780819576576 : castaway-tales-palmer
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$26.95 USD
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Soviet Diary 1927 And Other Writings

Sergei Prokofiev, edited by Oleg Prokofiev, Christopher Palmer, translated by Oleg Prokofiev, Christopher Palmer
Nov 1991 - Northeastern University Press
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edited by Lisa Yaszek, Patrick B. Sharp
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Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad

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