Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literature

Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literature

How British and Irish Authors Created Imaginary Worlds to Tell Their Stories (Defoe, Swift, Wordsworth, Kipling, Joyce, Tolkien, Etc.)

eBook - 2013
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In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien's Middle Earth, or Stevenson's Treasure Island. There are also maps that try to catch a certain historical moment like an urban space at a particular time period, or a rural environment. While maps had historically guided travel, in literature they provide an escape mechanism that transports the audience to an unfamiliar place.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen, 2013
ISBN: 9780773444287
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Foster, Paul


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