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Robert Louis Stevenson and the Appearance of Modernism - Alan Sandison

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Appearance of Modernism

Hardcover Published: 21st May 1996
ISBN: 9780333620670
Number Of Pages: 424

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Despite attracting the admiration of Modernists like Nabokov and Borges, Stevenson remains for many an apologist for the lost world of the romance. This is not only to misread and simplify his fiction, it is greatly to undervalue his lively, forward-looking literary essays. Strenously resisting the authority of the literary 'fathers' (though haunted by the complexities of paternity), Stevenson reveals strong affinities with emergent Modernism. It is from this perspective that Alan Sandison's latest book (the first to appear for nearly thirty years) conducts a lively and readable re-examination of this often underrated writer.

Acknowledgements - Introduction: A Future Feeling - The Crisis of Paternity - Treasure Island: The Parrot's Tale - Arabesque - Prince Otto: To Write and Obliterate - Kidnapped: The Missing Storey - Jekyll and Hyde: The Story of the Door - 'No other Father': Title Deeds in The Master of Ballantrae - The Ebb-Tide: A Modernist in the South Seas - Weir of Hermiston: The Horizon of Silence - Index

ISBN: 9780333620670
ISBN-10: 0333620674
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 21st May 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 15