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Title: 'Ginger beer and earthquakes' –Stevenson and the terrors of contingen
Authors: Watson, Roderick
Contact Email: r.b.watson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Stevenson and modernism
absurdity, contingency and existentialism
terror
disgust
brute energy
'the dread foundation of life'
'Aes Triplex'
'Pulvis et Umbra'
'Lay Morals'
'The Merry Men'
The Ebb Tide
The Master of Ballantrae
The Wrecker
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Stirling
Citation: Watson R (2011) 'Ginger beer and earthquakes' –Stevenson and the terrors of contingency, Journal of Stevenson Studies, 8, pp. 108-12
Abstract: The essay traces recurrent tropes of contingency, and even absurdity, in Stevenson's writing to argue for an existential or proto-existential element in his thought. It touches on the critical case made for aspects of modernism in his writing and it refers in particular to his essays 'Aes Triplex' and 'Pulvis et Umbra'.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9003
URL: http://www.english.stir.ac.uk/research/profile/stevensonstudies.php
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Stevenson Studies by Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies.
Affiliation: English Studies

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