Imagined villages and knowable communities. Work and the pastoral in Thomas Hardy's poetry

Clark, Indy (2011). Imagined villages and knowable communities. Work and the pastoral in Thomas Hardy's poetry. In Tricia Hopton, Adam Atkinson, Jane Stadler and Peta Mitchell (Ed.), Pockets of change: Adaptation and cultural transition (pp. 81-94) Lanham, MD, United States: Lexington Books.

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Author Clark, Indy
Title of chapter Imagined villages and knowable communities. Work and the pastoral in Thomas Hardy's poetry
Title of book Pockets of change: Adaptation and cultural transition
Place of Publication Lanham, MD, United States
Publisher Lexington Books
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780739165331
073916533X
9780739165355
0739165356
Editor Tricia Hopton
Adam Atkinson
Jane Stadler
Peta Mitchell
Chapter number 7
Start page 81
End page 94
Total pages 14
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In The Country and the City (1973), Raymond Williams remarks that, in the novels of Jane Austen, the country appears solely as the area of land relating to a country house, "weather or a place for a walk" (166). This idea of the English countryside as a spectacle of aesthetic consumption, devoid of work or workers, is the product of a particular pastoral tradition. For Williams, "[a]1I traditions are selective: the pastoral tradition quite as much as any other" (18). What is represented within a particular pastoral tradition depends very much on the social and political circumstances of those doing the selecting.
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