Pastoral

 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 5. August 1999
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 208 Seiten
978-0-415-14733-0 (ISBN)
 
Pastoral is a succinct and up-to-date introductory text to the history, major writers and critical issues of this genre. Terry Gifford clarifies the different uses of pastoral covering:
* the history of the genre from its classical origins to Elizabethan drama, through eighteenth-century pastoral poetry to contemporary American nature writing
* the pastoral impulse of retreat and return, beginning with constructions of Arcadia and using a combination of close reading of quoted texts, cultural studies and eco-criticism
* post-pastoral texts with a look at writers, who Gifford argues, have discovered ways of reconnecting us with our natural environment.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 198 mm
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  • Breite: 127 mm
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  • Dicke: 13 mm
  • 263 gr
978-0-415-14733-0 (9780415147330)
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Terry Gifford is Research Co-ordinator at the School of English, Bretton Hall College of Leeds University. He is author of Green Voices: Understanding Contemporary Nature Poetry.
1. Three kinds of pastoral 2 Constructions of arcadia 3. The dsicourse of retreat 4. The cultural contexts of return 5. The anti-pastoral tradition 6. Post-pastoral
"It is time to evaluate the works of literature and the environment using Gifford's powerful terms."
-Christopher Kuipers," ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment
"The book is suggestive and the product of a reflective intelligence... [recommended] for comprehensive academic collections."
-"Choice, April 2000

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