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Robert Louis Stevenson and the Appearance of Modernism

A Future Feeling

  • Authors
  • Alan Sandison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alan Sandison
    Pages 1-17
  3. Alan Sandison
    Pages 18-47
  4. Alan Sandison
    Pages 48-81
  5. Alan Sandison
    Pages 82-144
  6. Alan Sandison
    Pages 145-178
  7. Alan Sandison
    Pages 179-214
  8. Alan Sandison
    Pages 215-269
  9. Alan Sandison
    Pages 317-368
  10. Alan Sandison
    Pages 369-414
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 415-424

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

fiction Modernism Robert Louis Stevenson

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