American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations

American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations

by S. Yamashiro

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Overview

Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349499670
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Shin Yamashiro is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: On the Sea, By the Sea, Beneath the Sea 1. American Sea Literature - on the Sea 2. American Sea Literature - by the Sea 3. American Sea Literature - beneath the Sea Epilogue: Rooftop Water Tank

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