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A fractured landscape of modernity : culture and conflict in the Isle of Purbeck, James Wilkes, (electronic book ;)

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A fractured landscape of modernity : culture and conflict in the Isle of Purbeck
Title
A fractured landscape of modernity
Title remainder
culture and conflict in the Isle of Purbeck
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James Wilkes
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Language
eng
Summary
This book uses the contradictions, fractures and coincidences of a twentieth-century rural landscape to explore new methods of writing place beyond 'new nature writing'. In doing so it opens up new ways of reading modernist artists and writers such as Vanessa Bell, Mary Butts and Paul Nash.
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Wilkes, James
Dewey number
820.9360904
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
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The recent rise of 'new nature writing' has renewed the question of how a landscape can be written. This book intervenes in this debate by proposing innovative methodologies for writing place that recognize and make use of the contradictions, fractures and coincidences found in a modern landscape. In doing so, it develops original readings of modernist artists and writers who were associated with the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, including Vanessa Bell, Paul Nash, Eric Benfield and Mary Butts. Their work is set alongside embodied practices of leisure and labour such as sea bathing, beachcombing, quarrying, tourism and scientific fieldwork, as well as the material and geological features of the environment with which such activities are allied. By showing the Isle of Purbeck to be a site where versions of modernity were actively generated and contested, the book contributes to a reassessment of the significance of rural locations for English modernism
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A fractured landscape of modernity : culture and conflict in the Isle of Purbeck, James Wilkes, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Studland Beach 2. The Hollow Land 3. Seaside Surrealism 4. Purbeck Underground Afterword Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137287083
Extent
208 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137287076
Other physical details
25 figures.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
A fractured landscape of modernity : culture and conflict in the Isle of Purbeck, James Wilkes, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Studland Beach 2. The Hollow Land 3. Seaside Surrealism 4. Purbeck Underground Afterword Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137287083
Extent
208 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137287076
Other physical details
25 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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