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Theand#160;latest volume in this acclaimed series furthers the mission to investigate and elucidate the nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.
andldquo;For the past twenty years, Cornish Studies has stood at the very heart of the ongoing scholarly conversation over what it meansandmdash;and what is has meantandmdash;to be Cornish.and#160; Interdisciplinary and internationalist in its approach, the series adopts a wide variety of perspectives in order to set the people of Cornwallandmdash;and the wider Cornish diasporaandmdash;in a truly global context.andrdquo;andmdash;Mark Stoyle, University of Southamptonand#160;

Synopsis:

Quintessentially English, Sir John Betjeman was an outsider in England and doubly so in his adopted home of Cornwall, where, as he was the first to admit, he was a foreigner. Nonetheless, as this book describes, the former Poet Laureate strove to acquire a veneer of Cornishness, discovering his own Welsh ancestry and cultivating an alternative Celtic identity that he wove during sojourns in Ireland, the other Celtic countries, and even Australia. Here eminent Cornish studies scholar Philip Payton provides a lively new account of the life of one of Britainand#8217;s most beloved poets, offering new insights into his work and his defining lifelong relationship with Cornwall.

About the Author

Philip Payton is professor of Cornish and Australian studies at the University of Exeter and director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the universityandrsquo;s Cornwall campus. and#160;and#160;

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Preamble: 'The Sky Widens to a Sense of Cornwall'

1. 'That Bold Coast-line Where he was Not Born': John Betjeman as 'foreigner'

2. 'Into Betjemanland': Imagining North Cornwall

3. 'The Oldest Part of Cornwall': Hawker, Baring-Gould and 'Betjeman Country'

4. 'Caverns of Light revealed the Holy Grail': Betjeman and The Secret Glory

5. 'A Longing for Ireland': Sand#233;an O'Betjemand#225;n and the 'Anglo-Celtic Muse'

6. 'I'm Free! I'm Free!": Cornwall as Liberation

7. 'Jan Trebetjeman, The Cornish Clot': John Betjeman Goes Native

Epilogue: 'When People talk to me about "The British" . . . I Give Up'

Notes

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780859898867
Author:
Payton, Philip
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Cornish Studies
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Quintessentially English, Sir John Betjeman was an outsider in England and doubly so in his adopted home of Cornwall, where, as he was the first to admit, he was a foreigner. Nonetheless, as this book describes, the former Poet Laureate strove to acquire a veneer of Cornishness, discovering his own Welsh ancestry and cultivating an alternative Celtic identity that he wove during sojourns in Ireland, the other Celtic countries, and even Australia. Here eminent Cornish studies scholar Philip Payton provides a lively new account of the life of one of Britainand#8217;s most beloved poets, offering new insights into his work and his defining lifelong relationship with Cornwall.

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