The Resource Robert Louis Stevenson : writer of boundaries, edited by Richard Ambrosini and Richard Dury

Robert Louis Stevenson : writer of boundaries, edited by Richard Ambrosini and Richard Dury

Robert Louis Stevenson : writer of boundaries
Robert Louis Stevenson
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writer of boundaries
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edited by Richard Ambrosini and Richard Dury
Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries reinstates Stevenson at the center of critical debate and demonstrates the sophistication of his writings and the present relevance of his kaleidoscopic achievements. While most young readers know Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) as the author of Treasure Island, few people outside of academia are aware of the breadth of his literary output. The contributors to Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries look, with varied critical approaches, at the whole range of his literary production and unite to confer scholarly legitimacy on this enormously influential writer who has been neglected by critics. As the editors point out in their Introduction, Stevenson reinvented the "personal essay" and the "walking tour essay," in texts of ironic stylistic brilliance that broke completely with Victorian moralism. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, provocatively combined a popular genre (subverting its imperialist ideology) with a self-conscious literary approach. Stevenson, one of Scotland's most prolific writers, was very effectively excluded from the canon by his twentieth-century successors and rejected by Anglo-American Modernist writers and critics for his play with popular genres and for his non-serious metaliterary brilliance. While Stevenson's critical recognition has been slowly increasing, there have been far fewer published single-volume studies of his works than those of his contemporaries, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.--Publisher description
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.R64 2006eb
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Robert Louis Stevenson : writer of boundaries, edited by Richard Ambrosini and Richard Dury
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Stevenson, Morris, and the value of idleness / Stephen Arata -- Living in a book: RLS as an engaged reader / R.L. Abrahamson -- The four boundary-crossings of R.L. Stevenson, novelist and anthropologist / Richard Ambrosini -- Stevenson and the (un)familiar: the aesthetics of late-nineteenth century biography / Liz Farr -- The greenhouse vs. the glasshouse: Stevenson's stories as textual matrices / Nathalie Jaëck -- Trading texts: negotiations of the professional and the popular in the case of Treasure Island / Glenda Norquay -- Stevenson and popular entertainment / Stephen Donovan -- Tontines, tontine insurance, and commercial culture: Stevenson and Osbourne's The wrong box / Gordon Hirsch -- The Master of Ballantrae, or The writing of Frost and Stone / Jean-Pierre Naugrette -- Quarrelling with the father / Luisa Villa figures in a landscape: Scott, Stevenson and routes to the past / Jenni Calder -- Burking the Scottish body: Robert Louis Stevenson and the resurrection men / Caroline McCracken-Flesher -- Stevenson's unfinished autopsy of the 'Other' / Ilaria B. Sborgi -- Voices of the Scottish Empire / Manfred Malzahn -- Stevenson and the property of language: narrative, value, modernity / Robbie B.H. Goh -- Light, darkness, and shadow: Stevenson in the South Seas / Ann C. Colley -- Violence in the South Seas: Stevenson, the eye, and desire / Ralph Parfect -- Cruising with Robert Louis Stevenson: the South Seas from journal to fiction / Oliver S. Buckton -- Stevenson, romance, and evolutionary psychology / Julia Reid Robert -- Louis Stevenson and nineteenth-century theories of evolution: crossing the boundaries between ideas and art / Olena M. Turnbull -- Crossing the bounds of single identity: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and a paper in a French scientific journal / Richard Dury -- "City of Dreadful Night": Stevenson's gothic London / Linda Dryden -- Pious works: aesthetics, ethics and the modern individual in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Richard J. Walker -- Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: a 'men's narrative' of hysteria and containment / Jane V. Rago -- Consumerism and Stevenson's misfit masculinities / Dennis Denisoff -- "Markheim" and the shadow of the other / Michela Vanon Alliata -- Masters of the hovering life: Robert Musil and R.L. Stevenson / Alan Sandison -- Whitman and Thoreau as literary stowaways in Stevenson's American writings / Wendy R. Katz -- The pirate chief in Salgari, Stevenson and Calvino / Ann Lawson Lucas -- Murder by suggestion: El sueño de los héroes and The master of Ballantrae / Daniel Balderston
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  • (OCoLC)223403042
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