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Author Radford, Andrew
Title Mapping the Wessex Novel : Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012
©2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (193 pages)
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Series Continuum Literary Studies
Continuum Literary Studies
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Hardy's Heathens -- 3 Archaeophobia: A Fear of Old Things -- 4 Mystical Secrets and Lies -- 5 The Return of the Nativist -- 6 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Y -- Z
By discussing the work of Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys and Mary Butts, Mapping the Wessex Novel imaginatively maps and excavates various districts of the 'west country' so as radically to redefine the 'parochial'; while being keenly aware of their own status as natives locked into complex histories of self-exile and return, estrangement and ardent identification. Contributing to the growing research on space and place in Victorian and Modernist writing, Radford uses the analysis of these writers as a lens through which to inspect the relationship between rural periphery and metropolitan centre; contested ideologies of 'Englishness' and the form of the national past
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Link Print version: Radford, Andrew Mapping the Wessex Novel : Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940 London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2012 9781441131591
Subject English fiction - 20th century -
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