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Bewitching Sea

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents the sea narratives of James Fenimore Cooper and the novel, White-Jacket by Herman Melville to discuss how sea narratives engenders desire for fantastic and unruly ... More


The Overseas Voyage in Early Modern English Writing

Bernhard Klein

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter studies another form of collective ‘making’, which is the way journals, logbooks, letters, and diaries are arranged as sea voyage narratives. It shows that accounts of the voyage helped ... More


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