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Sea change : the shore from Shakespeare to Banville / Christoph Singer.

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Author/Creator:
Singer, Christoph, author.
Publication:
Amsterdam, [Netherlands] ; New York, New York : Rodopi, 2014.
Series:
Spatial practices ; 20.
Spatial Practices, 1871-689X ; 20
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
Subjects:
Seashore in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The shore defies definition. The shore deconstructs and rebuilds, is the beginning or end of a journey, initiates or stops mobility. Here survivors of shipwrecks, like Robinson Crusoe, escape their death; and the weary and tired, like Max Morden, wade back into the womb of nature. The shore is transformation spatialized. Still the coast as literary setting is more than a decorative space. Its utopian/dystopian nature, its liminality and ambiguity invite transgressions of various kinds, which undermine any notion of stable and fixed borders and boundaries. The littoral is liminal, a third space that contests and deconstructs epistemic certainties. This study illustrates this paradigmatic nature of shorelines from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to John Banville’s The Sea .
Contents:
Preliminary material
1 Transformative Shores – An Introduction
2 Ambiguity
3 Liminality
4 Transgression
5 Conclusion: Epistemic Anxieties
6 Works Cited
Index
Appeared earlier in the SPATIAL PRACTICES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SERIES IN CULTURAL HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 19, 2016).
ISBN:
94-012-1186-8
OCLC:
899727845
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789401211864 DOI
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