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Title: "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker
Author(s): Watson, Roderick
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Keywords: R. L. Stevenson The Wrecker
a black comedy of capitalism and existential absurdity
absent fathers, discarded sons
art, travel, business
innocence and murder
a comedy of reversals
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)
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 23-Feb-2009
Citation: Watson R (2007) "The unrest and movement of our century": the universe of The Wrecker. Journal of Stevenson Studies, 4, pp. 114-128.
Abstract: 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.
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