Title

Taken by Storm : Robinson Crusoe and Aqueous violence

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Source Publication

Robinson Crusoe After 300 Years

Publication Date

2021

Editor

Andreas K. E. Mueller, Glynis Ridley

Publisher

Bucknell University Press

City

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

ISBN

9781684482863

First Page

115

Last Page

134

Department

English

Publisher Statement

There is no shortage of explanations for the longevity of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, which has been interpreted as both religious allegory and frontier myth, with Crusoe seen as an example of the self-sufficient adventurer and the archetypal colonizer and capitalist. Defoe’s original has been re-imagined multiple times in legions of Robinsonade or castaway stories, but the Crusoe myth is far from spent. This wide ranging collection brings together eleven scholars who suggest new and unfamiliar ways of thinking about this most familiar of works, and who ask us to consider the enduring appeal of “Crusoe,” more recognizable today than ever before.

Comments

Series: Transits (Bucknell University)

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