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What else is pastoral? : Renaissance literature and the environment

Author: Ken Hiltner
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011.
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The pastoral was one of the most popular literary forms of early modern England. Inspired by classical and Italian Renaissance antecedents, writers from Ben Jonson to John Beaumont and Abraham Cowley wrote in idealized terms about the English countryside. It is often argued that the Renaissance pastoral was a highly figurative mode of writing that had more to do with culture and politics than with the actual  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hiltner, Ken.
What else is pastoral?
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010044420
(OCoLC)671386330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Hiltner
ISBN: 9780801460760 080146076X 0801449405 9780801449406
OCLC Number: 732957159
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 189 pages)
Contents: The nature of art --
What else is pastoral? --
What else was pastoral in the Renaissance? --
Pastoral and ideology, and the environment --
Representing air pollution in early modern London --
Environmental protest literature of the Renaissance --
Empire, the environment, and the growth of georgic.
Responsibility: Ken Hiltner.
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A corrective to the prevailing interpretation of pastoral poetry that shows the value of reading literature ecologically.  Read more...

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