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Author: Jon Anderson
Publisher: Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2014.
Series: Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature, 19.
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If people are geographical beings, what can fiction tell us about this truth? This book explores how literature can help us understand the nature of the relations between people and place, how humans create connections between their identities and their geographies, and how these can be threatened and lost. Literature is an important, if unusual, way to explore these relations. At once centred in imagination and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anderson, Jon.
Page and Place: Ongoing Compositions of Plot.
Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Anderson
ISBN: 9789401211758 9401211752 1322339473 9781322339474
OCLC Number: 897069760
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Chapter 1. Crossing the breach between page and place: illuminating the relations between location and identity; PART I --
CAPITAL CARDIFF; Chapter 2. Stalking the soul of the city: a finchian plotline through Cardiff Bay; Chapter 3. Plotting relations: writing roots into the heart of Cardiff; Chapter 4. Edge(y) territories: the hyperlocal world of Lloyd Robson; Chapter 5. Tessa Hadley's Roath: the meeting place of suburban dreams; PART II --
KALEIDOSCOPIC ABERYSTWYTH. Chapter 6. At the spinning extremes of existence: the thriving boiling seething places of Niall GriffithsChapter 7. One part memory and one part imagination: the entangled plots of Richard Collins; Chapter 8. Poetic refraction and stovepipe hats: the gumshoe mystery that is Malcolm Pryce's Aberystwyth; PART III --
NATIONS; Chapter 9. Reading gave me worlds: Gillian Clarke's autobiographical plotlines; Chapter 10. Durability and change: eternity and belonging in the plots of Grahame Davies; PART IV --
BORDERLANDS; Chapter 11. Entangling Owen Sheers: 'a conversation of place and page over time' Chapter 12. Geography is destiny: Who and where is Iain Sinclair?Bibliography.
Series Title: Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature, 19.
Responsibility: Jon Anderson.

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If people are geographical beings, what can fiction tell us about this truth? This book explores how literature can help us understand the nature of the relations between people and place, how humans create connections between their identities and their geographies, and how these can be threatened and lost. Literature is an important, if unusual, way to explore these relations. At once centred in imagination and ideas, fiction is also indelibly connected to, as well as influenced by, the geographies in which it is set. As this book argues, the relationship between fiction and location is so im.

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