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Is the pastoral dead? Gifford adds fuel to the fiery debate in this lively examination of contemporary and classical nature writing. He begins by clarifying the different uses of "pastoral" and tracing the history of the genre from its classical origins in the poetic dialogues of supposed shepherds, to the Elizabethan dramas such asThe Winter's Tale, through the pastoral poetry of Pope and Wordsworth, to the more recent rural novels and contemporary American nature writing. Including pastoral and antipastoral texts, the book traces the pastoral impulse of retreat and return with close readings of quoted texts, cultural studies, and ecocriticism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203003961
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : General
Creator:
Gifford Terry
Author:
Gifford, Terry
Author:
Gifford Terry
Subject:
Literary Criticism : English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Pastoral literature
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pastoral literature, English.
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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