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The reimagining of place in English modernism, Sam Wiseman

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The reimagining of place in English modernism
Title
The reimagining of place in English modernism
Statement of responsibility
Sam Wiseman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The work of English modernists in the 1920s and 1930s ? particularly D.H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts and Virginia Woolf ? often expresses a fundamental ambivalence towards the social, cultural and technological developments of the period. These writers collectively embody the tensions and contradictions which infiltrate English modernism as the interwar period progresses, combining a profound sense of attachment to rural place and traditions with a similarly strong attraction to metropolitan modernity ? the latter being associated with transience, possibility, literary innovation, cosmopolitanism, and new developments in technology and transportation. In this book, Sam Wiseman analyses key texts by these four authors, charting their respective attempts to forge new identities, perspectives and literary approaches that reconcile tradition and modernity, belonging and exploration, the rural and the metropolitan. This analysis is located within the context of ongoing critical debates regarding the relationship of English modernism with place, cosmopolitanism, and rural tradition; Wiseman augments this discourse by highlighting stylistic and thematic connections between the authors in question, and argues that these links collectively illustrate a distinctive, place-oriented strand of interwar modernism. Ecocritical and phenomenological perspectives are deployed to reveal similarities in their sense of human interrelationship with place, and a shared interest in particular themes and imagery; these include archaeological excavation, aerial perspectives upon place, and animism. Such concerns stem from specific technological and socio-cultural developments of the era. The differing engagements of these four authors with such changes collectively indicate a distinctive set of literary strategies, which aim to reconcile the tensions and contradictions inherent in their relationships with place"--Publisher's website
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QCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiseman, Sam
Dewey number
820.9384
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
W57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • English literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
Label
The reimagining of place in English modernism, Sam Wiseman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-161) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780990895886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)942678741
  • (OCoLC)ocn942678741
Label
The reimagining of place in English modernism, Sam Wiseman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780990895886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)942678741
  • (OCoLC)ocn942678741

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