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Robinson Crusoe

Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Cleantis

Let me just start off by saying that I am decidedly NOT a science-fiction fan. Klingons and Trekkies and books and films involving planets, wormhole...

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

In the Footsteps of Robinson Crusoe: The Facts Behind the Fiction on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Some 415 miles off the coast of Chile, accessible in 2½ hours by small plane, or in 2½ days by monthly supply ship, lies the island generally recognized as the source of Daniel Defoe's famous novel, even if he transposed it to the Caribbean and mightily changed its topography.

WATCH: Russia's 'Forest Man' Chooses Life Of Isolation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Russian man's decision to adapt a Robinson Crusoe-like lifestyle has made him an Internet sensation, but he now finds himself struggling to gain bac...

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

Apocalypse Now

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tamsin Smith

Couldn't we, shouldn't we, be applying a bit of mouth-to-mouth to bring the great literary works, these beautiful creatures back to life for ourselves and for each other?

Novels Are Older Than We Think

Guardian | Steven Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At university in the early 1970s, I was led to believe the novel originated in England in the 18th century, and no professor told me otherwise as I pu...

Shipwreck: Robinson Crusoe and Me

Rebecca Chace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Chace

If I could speak to my father I would tell him to come home now. The land of the dead is no place for him.

Manuel Cruz, Portugese Murderer, Spent 16 Years Hiding In Caves

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Associated Press A fugitive murderer spent 16 years hiding in caves around his home village in northern Portugal before he was recaptured looking "li...

Late Bloomers?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Recovery, making a life of contribution despite and with a mental illness, is about hope and belief and patience and persistence.

300-Year-Old Diaries Of Hero Who Saved Real-Life Robinson Crusoe Discovered

Daily Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 300-year-old journal of a British explorer who saved the real-life Robinson Crusoe and defeated pirates of the Caribbean has been discovered...