American Sea Literature Seascapes Beach Narratives And Underwater Explorations

Author: S. Yamashiro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137463309
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American Sea Literature Seascapes Beach Narratives And Underwater Explorations from the Author: S. Yamashiro. Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.

Encyclopedia Of American Literature Of The Sea And Great Lakes

Author: Jill B. Gidmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301483
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Encyclopedia Of American Literature Of The Sea And Great Lakes from the Author: Jill B. Gidmark. The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.

American Sea Writing

Author: Peter Neill
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American Sea Writing from the Author: Peter Neill. An anthology of American maritime writing captures the beauty, danger, and mythology of America's seagoing experience, from the legend of the Flying Dutchman to John McPhee's writings on the vulnerability of ships in the modern era.

Sea Brothers

Author: Bert Bender
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 151281430X
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Sea Brothers from the Author: Bert Bender. Sea-Brothers offers the most extensive analysis to date of the sea and its meaning in American literature. On the basis of his study of Melville, Crane, London, Hemingway, Matthiessen, and ten lesser-known sea-writers, Bert Bender argues that the tradition of American sea fiction did not end with the opening of the western frontier and the replacement of sailing ships by steamers. Rather, he demonstrates its continuity and vitality, identifying a central vision within the tradition and showing how particular authors draw from, transform, and contribute to it. What is most distinctive about American sea fiction, Bender contends, is its visionary, often mystical, response to the biological world and to man's perceived place in the larger universe. When Melville envisioned the sea as the essential element of life, indeed as life itself, he changed the course of American sea fiction by introducing the relevance of biological thought. But his meditations on the whale and "the ungraspable phantom of life" project a different reality from that envisioned by his successors. In American sea fiction after Melville, the influence of Origin of Species is as powerful as that of Moby Dick or the theme of sailing ships being displaced by steam. The ideal of brotherhood so central to American sea fiction was severely compromised by the biological reality of a competitive, warring nature. Twentieth-century sea fiction has continued to center on the biological world and address the possibility of democratic brotherhood, but the issues were fundamentally changed by Darwin's theories. This book will be a valuable source for students and scholars of American literature and will interest readers of sea fiction.

The View From The Masthead

Author: Hester Blum
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469606550
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The View From The Masthead from the Author: Hester Blum. With long, solitary periods at sea, far from literary and cultural centers, sailors comprise a remarkable population of readers and writers. Although their contributions have been little recognized in literary history, seamen were important figures in the nineteenth-century American literary sphere. In the first book to explore their unique contribution to literary culture, Hester Blum examines the first-person narratives of working sailors, from little-known sea tales to more famous works by Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Richard Henry Dana. In their narratives, sailors wrote about how their working lives coexisted with--indeed, mutually drove--their imaginative lives. Even at leisure, they were always on the job site. Blum analyzes seamen's libraries, Barbary captivity narratives, naval memoirs, writings about the Galapagos Islands, Melville's sea vision, and the crisis of death and burial at sea. She argues that the extent of sailors' literacy and the range of their reading were unusual for a laboring class, belying the popular image of Jack Tar as merely a swaggering, profane, or marginal figure. As Blum demonstrates, seamen's narratives propose a method for aligning labor and contemplation that has broader applications for the study of American literature and history.

The Sea Fairies

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: VM eBooks
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The Sea Fairies from the Author: L. Frank Baum. Table of Contents CHAPTER 1 TROT AND CAP'N BILL CHAPTER 2 THE MERMAIDS CHAPTER 3 THE DEPTHS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA CHAPTER 4 THE PALACE OF QUEEN AQUAREINE CHAPTER 5 THE SEA-SERPENT CHAPTER 6 EXPLORING THE OCEAN CHAPTER 7 THE ARISTOCRATIC CODFISH CHAPTER 8 A BANQUET UNDER WATER CHAPTER 9 THE BASHFUL OCTOPUS CHAPTER 10 THE UNDISCOVERED ISLAND CHAPTER 11 ZOG THE TERRIBLE AND HIS SEA DEVILS CHAPTER 12 THE ENCHANTED ISLAND CHAPTER 13 PRISONERS OF THE SEA MONSTER CHAPTER 14 CAP'N JOE AND CAP'N BILL CHAPTER 15 THE MAGIC OF THE MERMAIDS CHAPTER 16 THE TOP OF THE GREAT DOME CHAPTER 17 THE QUEEN'S GOLDEN SWORD CHAPTER 18 A DASH FOR LIBERTY CHAPTER 19 KING ANKO TO THE RESCUE CHAPTER 20 THE HOME OF THE OCEAN MONARCH CHAPTER 21 KING JOE CHAPTER 22 TROT LIVES TO TELL THE TALE

The Sea Wolf

Author: Jack London
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Sea Wolf from the Author: Jack London. When summer came on, he elected to sweat out a hot and dusty existence in the city and to toil incessantly. Had it not been my custom to run up to see him every Saturday afternoon and to stop over till Monday morning, this particular January Monday morning would not have found me afloat on San Francisco Bay. Not but that I was afloat in a safe craft, for the _Martinez_ was a new ferry-steamer, making her fourth or fifth trip on the run between Sausalito and San Francisco. The danger lay in the heavy fog which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension. In fact, I remember the placid exaltation with which I took up my position on the forward upper deck, directly beneath the pilot-house, and allowed the mystery of the fog to lay hold of my imagination. A fresh breeze was blowing, and for a time I was alone in the moist obscurity—yet not alone, for I was dimly conscious of the presence of the pilot, and of what I took to be the captain, in the glass house above my head. I remember thinking how comfortable it was, this division of labour which made it unnecessary for me to study fogs, winds, tides, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea....

The Novel And The Sea

Author: Margaret Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691140650
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The Novel And The Sea from the Author: Margaret Cohen. For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, The Novel and the Sea recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination. Margaret Cohen moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier. Cohen explores how Robinson Crusoe competed with the best-selling nautical literature of the time by dramatizing remarkable conditions, from the wonders of unknown lands to storms, shipwrecks, and pirates. She considers James Fenimore Cooper's refashioning of the adventure novel in postcolonial America, and a change in literary poetics toward new frontiers and to the maritime labor and technology of the nineteenth century. Cohen shows how Jules Verne reworked adventures at sea into science fiction; how Melville, Hugo, and Conrad navigated the foggy waters of language and thought; and how detective and spy fiction built on sea fiction's problem-solving devices. She also discusses the transformation of the ocean from a theater of skilled work to an environment of pristine nature and the sublime. A significant literary history, The Novel and the Sea challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel.

Modern American Literature

Author: Rajeshwar Mittapalli
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569786
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Modern American Literature from the Author: Rajeshwar Mittapalli. Modern American Literature Is Too Vast And Varied To Be Studied Between The Covers Of A Single Book. Although Limited By Space, A Sincere Effort Has Been Made In This Anthology To Put Together Deeply Perceptive Articles On Some Of The Most Influential And Representative American Authors And Literary Works. Among The Writers Studied Here Are Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Earnest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Toni Morrison, Harold Robbins, Eugene O Neill And Edward Albee Who Represent Most Of The Important Genres And Trends In American Literature Today. Thoreau And Whitman Have Been Included Not Because They Are Modern But Because Of Their Immense Contribution To The Evolution Of The American Thought And Literature.The Novels And Plays Specially Focussed Upon Are: The Old Man And The Sea, Look Homeward, Angel, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Where Love Has Gone, Desire Under The Elms, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Delicate Balance And Tiny Alice.It Is Earnestly Hoped That Teachers, Research Students And Scholars Interested In American Literature Will Find This Book Immensely Useful.