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Pastoral

Gifford, T (1999) Pastoral. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415147330

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
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Part of the 'New Critical Idiom' series.

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 16:02
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8608
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