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Literature & Place, 1800-2000
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Peter Brown
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Ten original essays examine the transactions between real places and the literary imagination, including the reinvention of real places in literary form, from 1800 to the present day. They deal with different kinds of locations (islands, countries, cities), the topoi writers use to articulate a sense of place (maps, ruins,
Literature & Place, 1800-2000
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Peter Brown
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

Ten original essays examine the transactions between real places and the literary imagination, including the reinvention of real places in literary form, from 1800 to the present day. The focus moves outwards from local to regional and national issues, covering questions of cultural identity, space, representation, historicity and modernity.
Yangzhou, A Place in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Roland Altenburger, Margaret B. Wan, Vibeke Børdahl
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

One of the famous canal cities of the world and a former center of culture, trade, transportation, and fashion, the old town of Yangzhou evokes romantic bridges, beautiful courtesans, fine gardens, and eccentric painters. It is also remembered as a war-torn ruin after the Qing conquest and the Taiping Rebellion,
Larkin’s Travelling Spirit
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: Alex Howard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-25 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book examines Larkin’s evocation of place and space, along with the opportunities for self-discovery offered by the act and thought of travel. From his canonical verse to his lesser-known juvenilia and dream diaries, this title unveils a new Larkin; a man whose religious, political and ontological affiliations are often
Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2
Language: en
Pages: 1064
Authors: Philip A. Greasley
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-08 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works,