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"The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker

Watson R (2007) "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker, Journal of Stevenson Studies, 4, pp. 114-128.

Stevenson's novel The Wrecker is a prophetically postmodern vision of a depthless world of travel, exile, novelty and rootlessness, of 'discarded sons' whose corruption, in a world they neither understand nor fully belong to, is curiously innocent.

R. L. Stevenson The Wrecker; modernity; a black comedy of capitalism and existential absurdity; absent fathers, discarded sons; art, travel, business; innocence and murder; a comedy of reversals

Subject headings
Stevenson, Robert Louis 1850-1894.; English literature 19th century History and criticism; Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947; Black humor; Ethics Modern 20th century.; Civilization, Modern 20th century; postmodernism (literature)

AuthorsWatson Roderick
Publication date2007
PublisherThe Journal of Stevenson Studies (Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies)
ISSN 1744-3857

Journal of Stevenson Studies: Volume 4 (2007)

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