Modernity and the English Rural Novel by Dominic Head

By Dominic Head

This e-book examines the patience of the agricultural culture within the English novel into the 20 th century. within the shadow of metropolitan literary tradition, rural writing can appear to try for a fable model of britain without compelling social or old relevance. Dominic Head argues that the obvious disconnection is, in itself, a reaction to modernity instead of a refusal to have interaction with it, and that the $64000 writers during this culture have had an important referring to the trajectory of English cultural existence during the 20th century. on the middle of the dialogue is the English rural nearby novel of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, which finds major issues of overlap with mainstream literary tradition and the legacies of modernism. Rural writers refashioned the conventions of the culture and the consequences of literary nostalgia, to provide the swansong of a fading style with resonances which are nonetheless proper today.

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