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This complete research of literary responses to Antarctica examines the wealthy physique of literature that the continent has provoked over the past 3 centuries, focussing rather on narrative fiction. Novelists such Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Beryl Bainbridge and Kim Stanley Robinson have all been drawn artistically to the a long way south. The continent has additionally encouraged style fiction, together with a turbines and Boon novel, a Phantom comedian and a Biggles booklet, in addition to numerous lost-race romances, espionage thrillers and horror-fantasies. Antarctica in Fiction attracts on those assets, in addition to movie, shuttle narratives and explorers' personal inventive writing. It maps the a ways south as an area of the mind's eye and argues that simply via enticing with this house, as well as the actual continent, do we comprehend present attitudes in the direction of Antarctica.

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