From Islands to Portraits: Four Literary Variations
IOS Press, 2000 - 111 ページ
Throughout the long course of literature, islands have accumulated uncanny connotations of death, together with peculiarities of linguistic definition and expression. Since the age of discovery, after the Caribbean Islands, America itself, and later the archipelagos and atolls in the Pacific became known to travellers and conquistadores, islands have been sought, searched, explored and physically possessed as women; cultural recognition takes the form of sexual and physical possession (Venus was born from the sea, and is identified with an island). These are the themes of the first two variations discussed in this book.
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The Island as Woman
Deaths by Water
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America animated appears artist beauty becomes beginning body called century chapter character connected course created dark dead death desolation discovered drowned early embrace example existence experience explored expression eyes face fact father fear feelings fiction figure final fire follows give given hand Henry human island isle John killing kind land language later linguistic living look lost Maggie magic metaphor mind move mysterious nature never novel once original painter painting Paradise past physical picture Pierre Pocahontas poem portrait possession possible precisely present projection protagonist purely reality represent reveal scene secret seems seen sense shows side signs soul speak story strange taken takes tale things told turn uncanny voice Voyage woman women wonder writing young