Download PDF by John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan: A History of British Working Class Literature

By John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan

ISBN-10: 1107190401

ISBN-13: 9781107190405

A historical past of British Working-Class Literature examines the wealthy contributions of working-class writers in nice Britain from 1700 to the current. because the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been acknowledged, yet virtually consistently co-opted in a few eventually distorting demeanour, no matter if as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as a facet of the heroic staff of 19th- and twentieth-century radical tradition. the current paintings contrastingly applies a large choice of interpretive ways to this literature. Essays on extra prevalent subject matters, equivalent to the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are combined with fullyyt new parts within the box like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and finished heritage explores quite a lot of genres comparable to go back and forth writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, whereas protecting elements of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish tradition and transatlantic perspectives.

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