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The Resource Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford

Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford

Label
Devolving English literature
Title
Devolving English literature
Statement of responsibility
Robert Crawford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book looks at the rise and fall of 'Britishness' in literature over the last three centuries. Arguing that for much of its history the subject of 'English Literature' has been bound up with an assumed English cultural centre, Devolving English Literature examines the literary construction and questioning of a British (rather than simply English) literary identity. Surveying eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers, including Robert Burns, James Boswell, Walter Scott and Thomas Carlyle, Robert Crawford remaps literary history. He argues that Scottish and non-metropolitan authors left a crucial legacy to American literature, to the developing subject of anthropology, and to twentieth-century Modernism. In the work of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Hugh MacDiarmid and other Modernists there persist vitally 'provincial' as well as national elements. These continue to nourish the verse of sophisticated post-British 'barbarian' poets such as Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, Les Murray and Derek Walcott. More than that, they are bound up with the contemporary literature and politics of Britain after devolution."--Jacket
Cataloging source
OUN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Crawford, Robert
Dewey number
820.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PR21
LC item number
.C7 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Scottish literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • English literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • American literature
  • Dialect literature, Scottish
  • Scotland literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Scotland
Label
Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45608160
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780748614295
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001409981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45608160
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780748614295
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001409981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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