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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Voltaire's Coffee

Wed, September 13, 2006 • 7:00 PM • At his home (map will be available in the Plan II office)

This novel about how an island castaway builds a new way of life--and eventually, a new society--far from his European home has been one of the most read books in human history. It established a paradigm for the adventure story, while influencing philosophers and planners no less than literary artists. But it remains a book that always surprises (as its original title page promised it would); when we reread Defoe's novel, forgotten aspects of Crusoe's tale invariably come to light. In our discus

Sponsoring Professor Samuel Baker teaches in the English Department, where he specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, especially the works of "Romantic period" writers such as William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott. He is finishing a book on British Romanticism and the British maritime empire, and beginning another on how the modern novel has treated ancient philosophical discourses such as stoicism and skepticism.

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