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New Versions of Pastoral: Post-Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition
     

New Versions of Pastoral: Post-Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition

by David James
 

Bringing together both established and emerging scholars of the long nineteenth century, literary modernism, landscape and hemispheric studies, and contemporary fiction, New Versions of Pastoral offers a historically wide-ranging account of the Bucolic tradition, tracing the formal diversity of pastoral writing up to the present day. Dividing its analytic focus

Overview

Bringing together both established and emerging scholars of the long nineteenth century, literary modernism, landscape and hemispheric studies, and contemporary fiction, New Versions of Pastoral offers a historically wide-ranging account of the Bucolic tradition, tracing the formal diversity of pastoral writing up to the present day. Dividing its analytic focus between periods, the volume contextualizes a wide range of exemplary practitioners, genres, and movements: contributors attend to early modernism's vacillation between critiquing and aestheticizing the rise of primitivist nostalgia; the ambiguous mythologization of the English estate by the twentieth-century manor house novel; and the post-national revisiting of the countryside and its sovereign status in contemporary imaginings of regional life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611473988
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David James is lecturer in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. Philip Tew is professor of English (post-1900 literature) at Brunel University.

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