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- DescriptionThe decades leading up to England's first permanent American colony saw t only territorial and commercial expansion but also the emergence of a vast and heterogeneous literature. In the multiple relations of writing to discovery over these decades, these texts played a role more powerful than that of simple recording. They needed to establish certain realities against a background of scepticism - the possibility of discovery, the lands discovered, the intentions and experiences of the discoverers - and they also had to find ways of theorizing their enterprise. Yet conceiving of the American enterprise positively or even survivably proved surprisingly difficult; the voyage narratives evolved almost from the outset as a genre concerned with recuperating failure - as ble, strategic, even as a form of success. Reception of these texts from the Victorian era on has often accepted their claims of heroism and mastery; through a careful re-reading, Mary Fuller argues for a more complicated, less glorious history.
- Author(s)Mary C. Fuller
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication28/09/1995
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature & Culture
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 7
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note21 b/w illus.
- Weight510 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Series Edited byStephen Orgel,Anne Barton,Jonathan Dollimore,Marjorie Garber,Jonathan Goldberg,Nancy Vickers,Peter Holland,Kate McLuskie
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