Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South

  title={Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South},
  author={Elizabeth Leane},
This comprehensive analysis of literary responses to Antarctica examines the rich body of literature that the continent has provoked over the last three centuries, focussing particularly on narrative fiction. Novelists as diverse as 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 far south. The continent has also inspired genre fiction, including a Mills and Boon novel, a… 

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  • V. Rosner
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    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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