|Appears in Collections:||Literature and Languages Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||'Ginger beer and earthquakes' –Stevenson and the terrors of contingen|
|Keywords:||Stevenson and modernism|
absurdity, contingency and existentialism
'the dread foundation of life'
'Pulvis et Umbra'
'The Merry Men'
The Ebb Tide
The Master of Ballantrae
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
|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'.|
|Rights:||Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Stevenson Studies by Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies.|
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