Conquering the Arctic and Conquering the Sky: Views on Technical Progress and Superman in Saint-Exupéry’s Night Flight and P. O. Sundman’s The Flight of the Eagle

  • Annie Bourguignon University Nancy 2
Emneord (Nøkkelord): Reiseskildring, THe Flight of the Eagle, Night Flight, Per Olof Sundman, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, reiseskildring,

Sammendrag

Night Flight is a novel about a pilot, Fabien, getting caught in a storm at night while carrying mail from Patagonia to Buenos Aires. Losing his way, it becomes certain that he will perish, as the plane is running out of fuel.
      Per Olof Sundman's The Flight of the Eagle is an historical novel about the Swedish engineer Andrée's attempt to reach the North Pole in a balloon in 1897. The balloon trip starts from Danes Island, one of the Spitsbergen islands, and flies for about three days, but it has to be given up by the men on the expedition at a point far away from the Pole. They try to make their way on the ice-pack back to Spitsbergen but die at the beginning of the winter.

Forfatterbiografi

Annie Bourguignon, University Nancy 2
Annie Bourguignon is professor at the Institute of Scandinavian Studies at the University Nancy 2 (France). Her main fields of research are Swedish literature, non-fiction literature and comparative literature. She has published Der Schriftsteller Peter Weiss und Schweden (1997) and Le reportage d'écrivain: Etude d'un phénomène littéraire à partir de textes suédois et d'autres textes scandinaves (2004) and a number of articles.
Publisert
2008-02-01
Hvordan referere
Bourguignon, Annie. 2008. «Conquering the Arctic and Conquering the Sky: Views on Technical Progress and Superman in Saint-Exupéry’s <i>Night Flight</i> and P. O. Sundman’s <i>The Flight of the Eagle</I&gt;». Nordlit 12 (1), 39-54. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.1162.
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