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Literary Englands : versions of "Englishness" in modern writing

Author: David Gervais
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The influence of 'Englishness' - loss, nostalgia and exile - on the work of twentieth-century writers.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Gervais
ISBN: 0521443385 9780521443388
OCLC Number: 27338329
Description: xvi, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The nineteenth century: pastoral versions of England --
Edward Thomas: an England of 'holes and corners' --
Forster and Lawrence: exiles in the homeland --
Late witness: George Sturt and village England --
Contending Englands: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot --
Englands within England: Waugh and Orwell --
Larkin, Betjeman and the aftermath of 'England' --
Goeffrey Hill and the 'floating of nostalgia' --
Afterword: a homemade past.
Responsibility: David Gervais.
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