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Description - Pastoral by Terry Gifford

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415147323
ISBN-10: 0415147328
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Terry Gifford

Terry Gifford is Research Co-ordinator at the School of English, Bretton Hall College of Leeds University. He is author of Green Voices: Understanding Contemporary Nature Poetry.

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