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The Reimagining of Place in English Modernism

Sam Wiseman


This book examines a renewed focus upon rural landscapes, culture and traditions among English interwar modernist writers, specifically D.H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts and Virginia Woolf. All of these figures have a profound sense of attachment to place, but an equally powerful desire to engage with the upheavals of interwar modernity and to participate in contemporary literary experimentation. This dialectic between tradition and change is analogous to a literal geographical shuttling between rural and metropolitan environments, and all four writers display imagery and literary t ... More

Keywords: interwar English modernism, D.H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts, Virginia Woolf, place, cosmopolitanism, technology, transportation, ecocriticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780990895886
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780990895886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Wiseman, author