By Elizabeth Leane

This entire research of literary responses to Antarctica examines the wealthy physique of literature that the continent has provoked during the last 3 centuries, focussing fairly on narrative fiction. Novelists as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Beryl Bainbridge and Kim Stanley Robinson have all been drawn artistically to the a ways south. The continent has additionally encouraged style fiction, together with a generators and Boon novel, a Phantom comedian and a Biggles e-book, in addition to numerous lost-race romances, espionage thrillers and horror-fantasies. Antarctica in Fiction attracts on those resources, in addition to movie, shuttle narratives and explorers' personal artistic writing. It maps the a long way south as an area of the mind's eye and argues that basically by way of attractive with this house, as well as the actual continent, will we comprehend present attitudes in the direction of Antarctica.

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