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“Crusoe 300: The Myth of the Rugged Individualist” — CRUSOE AND HIS CONSEQUENCES reviewed by OpEdNews

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Dunkerley suggests that in our re-reading of Crusoe we put away the Little Boy/Little Girl glasses we were handed in class as kids, and read the parable, as literate adults, with new eyes, for the first time.

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“A rich and compelling examination of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 literary classic” — CRUSOE AND HIS CONSEQUENCES reviewed in Peace News

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

This is a rich and compelling examination of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 literary classic Robinson Crusoe – the story of a shipwrecked man who survives on a desert island for 28 years, two months and 19 days.

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“Radical demystification of Daniel Defoe’s iconic work” — CRUSOE AND HIS CONSEQUENCES reviewed by Morning Star

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Radical demystification of Daniel Defoe’s iconic work

Dunkerley delivers an informative contextual account of the author of this fictional autobiography. The “hyperactive” Defoe turned his prodigious energies to mercantile trade as wine merchant, brickyard owner, journalist, novelist and as both government critic and spy-provocateur. For his Whig masters he was “a radical star.”

In appraising what is unquestionably Defoe’s finest poem, his Satyr on The True-Born Englishman, where, after describing the mixture of races that fuel our “native” bloodline, he concludes: “From this Amphibious, ill-born mob began/That vain ill-natured thing, an Englishman,” Dunkerley believes he mirrors not only his own times but “the age of UKIP, the DUP and Brexit.”

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