The Country and the City

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Oxford University Press, 1975 - 335 pages
As a brilliant survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams' highly-acclaimed study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English culture.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - stillatim - LibraryThing

A great mix of literary criticism - his readings of G. Eliot and Dickens are particularly impressive - history and political agitation. Williams starts with a discussion of the pastoral mode, which is ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Chris - Goodreads

An exceptional history of power, society, money and aesthetics. Fascinating and engaging. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Country and City
1
A Problem of Perspective
9
Pastoral and CounterPastoral
13
Golden Ages
35
Town and Country
46
Their Destiny their Choice
55
The Morality of Improvement
60
Natures Threads
68
Knowable Communities
165
The Shadowed Country
182
Wessex and the Border
197
Cities of Darkness and of Light
215
The Figure in the City
233
Surviving Countrymen
248
The Border Again
264
The City and the Future
272

Bred to Till the Earth
87
Enclosures Commons and Communities
96
Three around Farnham
108
Pleasing Prospects
120
The Green Language
127
Change in the City
142
People of the City
153
The New Metropolis
279
Cities and Countries
289
Appendix
307
References
308
Selected Bibliography
323
Index
331
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