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Literary Landscapes

Author : Attie De Lange
ISBN : 9780230227712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the varied ways in which modernist and postcolonial innovations in fiction are motivated by crises and revolutions in the human perception and appropriation of space. 'Space' for the writers concerned has its political, historical, cultural and gender dimensions as well as its geographical identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Landscapes

Author : John Sutherland
ISBN : 0316561827
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The anticipated follow-up to the book lovers' favorite, Literary Wonderlands, LITERARY LANDSCAPES delves deep into the geography, location, and terrain of our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental attributes influence storytelling, character, and our emotional response as readers. Fully-illustrated with hundreds of full-color images throughout. Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere. As is the case with all great literature, the setting, scenery, and landscape are as central to the tale as any character, and just as easily recognized. LITERARY LANDSCAPES brings together more than 50 literary worlds and examines how their description is intrinsic to the stories that unfold within their borders. Follow Leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin. Hear the music of the Mississippi River steamboats that set the score for Huckleberry Finn. Experience the rugged bleakness of New Foundland in Annie Proulx's The Shipping News or the soft Neapolitan breezes in My Brilliant Friend. The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. LITERARY LANDSCAPES will transport you to the fictions greatest lands and allow you to connect to the story and the author's intent in a whole new way.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Landscapes

Author : Daniel Weston
ISBN : 9781317160755
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writing landscapes inevitably occurs in dialogue with a long textual and pictorial tradition, but first-hand experience also provides key stimuli to many writers’ accounts. This monograph employs a comparative lens to offer an intervention in debates between literary scholars who focus on genre and those cultural geographers who are concerned that self-perpetuating literary tropes marginalize practical engagements. Suggesting that representation and experience are not competing paradigms for landscape, Daniel Weston argues that in the hands of contemporary writers they are complementary forces building composite articulations of place. In five case studies, Weston matches a writer to a mode of apprehending place - W.G. Sebald with picturing, Ciaran Carson with mapping, Iain Sinclair with walking, Robert Macfarlane with engaging, Kathleen Jamie with noticing. Drawing out a range of sites at which representation and experience interact, Weston's argument is twofold: first, interaction between traditions of landscape writing and direct experience of landscapes are mutually influential; and second, writers increasingly deploy style, form, and descriptive aesthetics to recover the experience of place in the poetics of the text itself. As Weston shows, emergent landscape writing shuttles across generic boundaries, reflecting the fact that the landscapes traversed are built out of a combination of real and imaginary sources.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Landscapes And The Idea Of England 700 1400

Author : Catherine A. M. Clarke
ISBN : UOM:39015066769087
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pastoral and locus amoenus traditions in Medieval English literature, and the early mythologisation of English landscape, space and identity through pastoral topoi.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Landscapes Of Ireland

Author : Charles Travis
ISBN : 0773438947
Genre : Literary Collections
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This study of literary geography examines the relationship between landscape and identity in the works of nine Irish writers who published English language novels between 1929-1946. Focusing upon the distinct experiences and depictions by these Irish writers, an engagement with Mikhail Bakhtin's 'Historical Poetics' sets the periodicity of early post-independent and partitioned Ireland in rhythm with the distinct senses of spaces of culture to which each writer's works give birth.
Category: Literary Collections

Surveying The Literary Landscapes Of Terry Tempest Williams

Author : Katherine R. Chandler
ISBN : UOM:39015057626668
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Not since Edward Abbey has one writer spoken so passionately about the desert places of the American West as has Terry Tempest Williams. In this first book of criticism to address the work of one of the West's finest daughters, Katherine Chandler and Melissa Goldthwaite collect the work of sixteen respected scholars who each examine some aspect of courage, wisdom, or place in Williams's work, in an attempt to "get behind the heart" of her literary vision.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Literary Landscapes

Author : Professor and Head of Department of English Language and Literature Ian A Bell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040947942
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary Landscapes

Author : L. N. Franco
ISBN : UCSC:32106015003566
Genre : Travel
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Literary Landscapes is for readers, writers, romantics, and lovers of all things literary, but above all, it will be a source of special pleasure to the tourist of Great Britain and Ireland.
Category: Travel

Anglo Saxon Literary Landscapes

Author : Heide Estes
ISBN : 9089649441
Genre : Ecocriticism
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Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people's actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies that view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more.
Category: Ecocriticism

Diasporic Identities And Empire

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781443855266
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Diasporic Identities and Empire: Cultural Contentions and Literary Landscapes explores traditional theories on hybridity, generated in consideration of multicultural infusions, and at times profusions, of colonial migrations. Arguments on defining Englishness and the insinuations of a ‘fixed centre’ for the marginalised are now considered on a global scale as postmodernity defies imperial homogeneity. Although postcolonial studies have largely been Anglocentric and Western in focus, developments elsewhere have opened up theoretical applications on cultural shifters such as that of the diaspora. The Arabian world, the Caribbean, North and Latin America, Australia, and more recently, countries such as Ireland and Scotland, have emerged as regions confronted with comparable power struggles. Mass migration, exile, refugee reshuffling and diasporic repositioning provide neo-hermeneutics on the predicament of the global, which is undergoing major geopolitical and cultural transformation. This volume addresses how writing from the peripheries is developing a new worldview through diasporic modes of thought. By moving beyond the facile search for an imperial ‘centre,’ these contributions provide an understanding of the rupture in identity since there is a feeling of ‘being held back from a place or state we wish to reach . . .’ (Brooks). This volume is a unique collaboration by academic scholars from four different continents, and a vast number of regions, critically converging on the contemporaneous debate that problematizes the diasporic identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Native Tongue Stranger Talk

Author : Michelle Hartman
ISBN : 9780815652694
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Can a reality lived in Arabic be expressed in French? Can a French-language literary work speak Arabic? In Native Tongue, Stranger Talk Hartman shows how Lebanese women authors use spoken Arabic to disrupt literary French, with sometimes surprising results. Challenging the common claim that these writers express a Francophile or "colonized" consciousness, this book demonstrates how Lebanese women writers actively question the political and cultural meaning of writing in French in Lebanon. Hartman argues that their innovative language inscribes messages about society into their novels by disrupting class-status hierarchies, narrow ethno-religious identities, and rigid gender roles. Because the languages of these texts reflect the crucial issues of their times, Native Tongue, Stranger Talk guides the reader through three key periods of Lebanese history: the French Mandate and Early Independence, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Three novels are discussed in each time period, exposing the contours of how the authors "write Arabic in French" to invent new literary languages.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Landscapes A Tour Of The British Isles Ireland Scotland England

Author : Mary Rose Shaughnessy Phd
ISBN : 1973741660
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An English professor makes the journey of a lifetime--searching to travel through the eyes of British and Irish writers, to see the landscapes that inspired them, to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and heroines, to combine two great loves--travel and literature. Her travels in 1980 took her to Ireland where she followed Leopold Bloom's wanderings around Dublin in Joyce's Ulysses; then to Scotland where she entered the world of Stevenson's Kidnapped and followed David Balfour's path back to Edinburgh from Mull; and to Dorset where she sought to discover the route and live in the same type of lodgings similar to those of Tess of the Durbervilles in Hardy's eponymous novel. Along the way she visited other beloved writers in their settings--the Brontes in Yorkshire, Wordsworth in the Lake District, Byron in Nottinghamshire, George Eliot in Coventry, Shakespeare in Stratford, Jane Austen in Bath (Northanger Abbey) to discover the inspirational settings of their works. Along the way she is drawn into the life around her and finds herself with one foot in the past and the other in the present. She recaptures and records her adventures and reactions in this memoir.

Scottish Storytrails

Author : William Steven
ISBN : 9781906000851
Genre : Fiction
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Scotland’s landscape was, and is, unquestionably distinct, as are the renowned writers it has produced. Tobias Smollett was the first Scottish writer to rhapsodise about the beauties of his native land in The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, when his native country was increasingly referred to as North Britain after the Treaty of Union with England in 1707. Sir Walter Scott took up the pen to make the Highlands and Borders world-famous through Rob Roy and many of his other works. The action of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped famously ranges through the Highlands before returning to Edinburgh and the hero of John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps, Richard Hannay, roams around Galloway and the Borders as he desperately tries to escape his pursuers. Edinburgh’s Old Town is cleverly evoked in The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by Scott’s friend James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, while in more recent times Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Ian Rankin’s crime novels and Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting all portray varying scenes of Edinburgh’s cityscape. Alasdair Gray’s Lanark powerfully evokes Glasgow, second city of the British Empire, industrially deconstructed so much that its artist protagonist feels deracinated. The north-east of Scotland is gloriously evoked in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song, as is the far north in Rowena Farre’s Seal Morning and Neil Gunn’s Highland River, where boy and man have a symbiosis with the landscape that is at times mystical. Sir Compton Mackenzie lightens the tone in picturing the Western Isles in his comic satire Whisky Galore while Iain Banks re-imagines Argyll, Glasgow and points in between in The Crow Road. Great Scottish novelists took their skills and created memorable fictional settings elsewhere, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in London and on Dartmoor in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Kenneth Grahame unforgettably evoked the charms of the River Thames in The Wind in the Willows and Sir James M Barrie created settings for Peter Pan alongside recollections of his native Angus. Scottish Storytrails describes in detail the places where these 17 writers lived and worked, providing a life trail, while the fictional settings of their famous books parallel those places imaginatively, providing a story trail through some of Scotland’s greatest literary landscapes.
Category: Fiction

The Roads Taken

Author : Fred Setterberg
ISBN : 1566561833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In a literary narrative, a free-lance writer travels the country and visits such locales as Willa Cather's hometown in Nebraska, Henry David Thoreau's Maine Woods, and Jack London's San Francisco Bay
Category: Literary Criticism