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Mapping the Wessex Novel: Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940 Andrew D. Radford

Mapping the Wessex Novel: Landscape, History and the Parochial in British Literature, 1870-1940

Andrew D. Radford

Published June 4th 2012
ISBN : 9781441131591
Paperback
192 pages
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By discussing the work of Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys and Mary Butts, Mapping the Wessex Novel imaginatively maps and excavates various districts of the ‘west country so as radically to redefine the ‘parochial- while beingMoreBy discussing the work of Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys and Mary Butts, Mapping the Wessex Novel imaginatively maps and excavates various districts of the ‘west country so as radically to redefine the ‘parochial- while being keenly aware of their own status as natives locked into complex histories of self-exile and return, estrangement and ardent identification.Contributing to the growing research on space and place in Victorian and Modernist writing, Radford uses the analysis of these writers as a lens through which to inspect the relationship between rural periphery and metropolitan centre- contested ideologies of ‘Englishness and the form of the national past.