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Imagined Places: Robinson Crusoe and Elizabeth Bishop

Imagined Places: Robinson Crusoe and Elizabeth Bishop <p>This paper explores representations of geographical displacement in the work of American poet Elizabeth Bishop in relation to ideas of imagined places and an imaginary "home." It focuses on Bishop&apos;s late poem "Crusoe in England," in which she offers a revisionary account of one of the prime European travel narratives, and it compares Bishop&apos;s Crusoe to those of Caribbean poet Derek Walcott&apos;s "Crusoe Island" and South African J. M. Coetzee&apos;s Foe, mapping how by rediscovering Crusoe, out of a profound experience of multiple displacement, the writers discover many ways of writing home.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Imagined Places: Robinson Crusoe and Elizabeth Bishop

Biography , Volume 28 (1) – Jun 15, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

<p>This paper explores representations of geographical displacement in the work of American poet Elizabeth Bishop in relation to ideas of imagined places and an imaginary "home." It focuses on Bishop&apos;s late poem "Crusoe in England," in which she offers a revisionary account of one of the prime European travel narratives, and it compares Bishop&apos;s Crusoe to those of Caribbean poet Derek Walcott&apos;s "Crusoe Island" and South African J. M. Coetzee&apos;s Foe, mapping how by rediscovering Crusoe, out of a profound experience of multiple displacement, the writers discover many ways of writing home.</p>

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 15, 2005

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