An Imaginary England: Nation, Landscape and Literature, - download pdf or read online

By Roger Ebbatson

ISBN-10: 0754650928

ISBN-13: 9780754650928

In his hugely theorised and unique ebook, Roger Ebbatson strains the emergence of conceptions of britain and Englishness from 1840 to 1920. His examine concentrates on poetry and fiction by way of authors akin to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Richard Jefferies, Thomas Hardy, Q, Rupert Brooke and D.H. Lawrence, interpreting them as a physique of labor in which a chain of problematical English identities are imaginatively built. Of specific trouble is the way in which literary landscapes function symptoms not just of id but in addition of distinction. Ebbatson demonstrates how a feeling of cultural rootedness is contested in the course of the interval through the reviews of these at the societal margins, no matter if sexual, nationwide, social or racial, leading to a sense of homelessness even within the such a lot self-consciously 'English' texts. within the face of slow imperial and commercial decline, Ebbatson argues, international and colonial cultures performed a vital function in remodeling Englishness from a good physique of values and reviews right into a even more ambiguous suggestion in non-stop clash with components at the geographical or mental 'periphery'.

Show description

Read or Download An Imaginary England: Nation, Landscape and Literature, 1840–1920 PDF

Similar literary criticism & theory books

Download PDF by T. Bowers,T. Chico: Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction

Cutting edge and multidisciplinary, this choice of essays marks out the way forward for Atlantic experiences, making seen the emphases and reasons now rising inside this important comparative box. The participants version new how you can comprehend the unforeseen roles that seduction tales and mawkish narratives performed for readers suffering to barter formerly unimagined modifications among and between humans, associations, and ideas.

Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British by Jason Marc, Dr Harris PDF

Jason Marc Harris's formidable ebook argues that the tensions among people metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary superb. Demonstrating negotiation with folklore used to be significant to the canon of British literature, he explicates the advanced rhetoric linked to folkloric fiction.

Download e-book for kindle: Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer: A by Allard den Dulk

The novels of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer are more and more considered as representing a brand new pattern, an 'aesthetic sea swap' in modern American literature. 'Post-postmodernism' and 'New Sincerity' are only of the labels which have been connected to this development. yet what do those labels suggest?

Download e-book for iPad: Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American by Jean-Philippe Marcoux

This research is ready how 4 consultant African American poets within the Nineteen Sixties, Langston Hughes, Umbra’s David Henderson, and the Black Arts Movement’s Sonia Sanchez, and Amiri Baraka have interaction, within the culture of African griots, in poetic dialogues with aesthetics, track, politics, and Black historical past, and in so doing narrate, utilizing jazz as meta-language, genealogies, etymologies, cultural legacies, and Black (hi)stories.

Extra resources for An Imaginary England: Nation, Landscape and Literature, 1840–1920

Example text

Download PDF sample

An Imaginary England: Nation, Landscape and Literature, 1840–1920 by Roger Ebbatson


by Mark
4.3

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 48 votes