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An invisible terrain: John Ashbery and nature

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This thesis reads John Ashbery as a major poetic thinker about nature whose work convenes a multitude of nature writing traditions, from classical pastoral to the 21st-century eco-sublime. Challenging a critical consensus that would cast Ashbery as either a belated romantic in search of lost nature or an arch-postmodernist who dissolves "nature" into text, this study reveals his deep historical awareness of the transmission and collision of literary ecologies. The poet who emerges delights...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:d539f24b-cd2a-4af4-9080-2fce48319e77
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ora:7189

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