English Pastoral

This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141982586

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The author of the beloved No.1 bestseller The Shepherd's Life returns with a stirring history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm 'I can't imagine anyone starting to read English Pastoral and not being eager to read it all at once, as I did, and not being moved by the life and the landscape Rebanks describes so well. I was thrilled by it' Philip Pullman As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song. English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future. This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.

The Heroines of English Pastoral Romance

PasToral: WroTh's. URANIA. anD. The. female. PasToral. career. laDY. marY
WroTh's prose romance, The Countess of Mongomery's Urania, published in
1621, is known as the first romance written by a woman in english. it appeared
around ...

Author: Sue P. Starke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 184384124X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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The figure of the woman as hero in pastoral romance is shown to grow in importance and complexity in this important new study.

Complaints 1590 91 with Essay on English pastoral poetry by E W Gosse Rider on the same Who were Rosalinde and Menaicas Notices of Edward Kirke by the editor

Thus we find Spenser at once taking his stand in one of the two great camps
which were to divide English pastoral poetry ; namely , the school which
endeavours to give to the landscape of the eclogue , and the pursuits of its
personages , the ...

Author: Edmund Spenser

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English Pastoral Drama from the Restoration to the Date of the Puclication of the Lyrical Ballads 1600 1798

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Jeannette Augustus Marks

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781355939108

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Page: 282

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Pastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

For some critics, the form's component terms are today in all kinds of trouble, but
pastoral in particular is widely considered to be obsolete. Back in 1974, in their
Penguin Book of English Pastoral Verse, John Barrell and John Bull announced
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Author: Iain Twiddy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144112697X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Defying critical suggestions that the pastoral elegy is obsolete, Iain Twiddy reveals the popularity of the form in the work of major contemporary poets Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Douglas Dunn and Peter Reading. As Twiddy outlines the development of the form, he identifies its characteristics and functions. But more importantly his study accounts for the enduring appeal of the pastoral elegy, why poets look to its conventions during times of personal distress and social disharmony, and how it allows them to recover from grief, loss and destruction. Informed by current debates and contemporary theories of mourning, Twiddy discusses themes of war and peace, social pastoral and environmental change, draws on the enduring influence of both Classical and Romantic poetics and explores poets' changing relationships with pastoral elegy throughout their careers. The result is a study that demonstrates why the pastoral elegy is still a flourishing and dynamic form in contemporary British and Irish poetry.

Come Live with Me and by My Love

Author: Robert Williams Buchanan

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Page: 324

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English Pastoral Poetry

James Sambrook, Professor of English James Sambrook ... and Tibullus ( died
19 B . C . ) , did not write idylls and eclogues but their praise of country life ,
particularly Horace ' s , was to have its part in shaping the English pastoral
tradition .

Author: James Sambrook

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

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Category: Pastoral poetry, English

Page: 160

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The Feeling for Nature in English Pastoral Poetry

CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I THE NATURE OF PASTORAL POETRY - - - I II .
THE GREEK SOURCES OF THE ENGLISH PASTORAL - - - - - - - - - - 12 III THE
LATIN AND ITALIAN Sources OF THE English PASTORAL - - - - - - - 21 IV .

Author: John Ingram Bryan

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Category: English poetry

Page: 108

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English Pastoral Music

Covering works by popular figures like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst as well as less familiar English composers, Eric Saylor's pioneering book examines pastoral music's critical, theoretical, and stylistic foundations alongside ...

Author: Eric Saylor

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252099656

Category: Music

Page: 280

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Covering works by popular figures like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst as well as less familiar English composers, Eric Saylor's pioneering book examines pastoral music's critical, theoretical, and stylistic foundations alongside its creative manifestations in the contexts of Arcadia, war, landscape, and the Utopian imagination. As Saylor shows, pastoral music adapted and transformed established musical and aesthetic conventions that reflected the experiences of British composers and audiences during the early twentieth century. By approaching pastoral music as a cultural phenomenon dependent on time and place, Saylor forcefully challenges the body of critical opinion that has long dismissed it as antiquated, insular, and reactionary.

The Pastoral Art of the English Mystics

Though the author of the fourteenth-century Cloud of Unknowing remains
unknown to this day, it is not too much to say that he produced the most notable
single treatise of mystical theology ever written in English. For this work helped
revive for ...

Author: Julia Gatta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592444571

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Spiritual Direction from the English Mystics: 'The Revelations of Divine Love', by Julian of Norwich 'The Cloud of Unknowing', Anonymous 'Scale of Perfection', Walter Hilton The current popularity enjoyed by these 14th century English mystics lies in their vocation to seek union with God. Here, for the first time, Julia Gatta shows these mystics to be prototypes for the modern spiritual director, displaying keen insights into that pastoral art. At the heart of the mystics' writings is their own intense desire not merely to see and know God for themselves, but also to bring others to this union with God.

English Pastoral Drama

Author: Jeannette Augustus Marks

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Category: English drama

Page: 228

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Amintas a dramatick pastoral translated into English verse by W Ayre

... her Bre.lt , With many various Flowers , a Garland drest ; Sometimes the Lillies
o're her Breast the throws , Sometimes her Cheek she matches with the Rose , F
Then Then smiles with Victory , and joys to see The A Dramatick PASTORAL .

Author: Torquato Tasso

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English Writers

Italian English Petrarchs imitating and translating from , their model . But the
vigour of intellectual growth in the great centres of Italian life and commerce was
not crippled by this heroworship . A pastoral drama sprang from the seed pastoral
. of ...

Author: Henry Morley

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Category: English literature

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A Translation of the Scots Pastoral Comedy The Gentle Shepherd Into English from Allan Ramsay s Original by W Ward

I Am fully convinced the partial critic will say with wonder , " a translation of the
Gentle Shepherd into English - it is a pastoral , not inferior to any ever published
for poetry , incident , or native beauty . ” These are arguments that the Translator
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Author: Allan Ramsay

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Page: 103

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The Faithful Shepherd A Pastoral Tragi comedy Translated Into English The Translation Chiefly Following that of Sir Richard Fanshawe

Author: Giovanni Battista GUARINI

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Page: 236

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The Pastoral Amours of Daphnis and Chloe Translated Into English by James Craggs Adorn d with Cutts The Second Edition

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The Pastoral Amours of Daphnis and Chloe A Novel Translated Into English by James Craggs The Fourth Edition Adorned with Cuts

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English Pastoral Drama

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne

The English pastoral drama — where it is not a simple reproduction of the life of
real English shepherds , which of course cannot be reckoned under this head - is
, like the bulk of English pastoral poetry in general , either artificial or burlesque .

Author: Sir Adolphus William Ward

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Category: English drama

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English Pastoral Drama from the Restoration to the Date of the Publication of the lyrical Ballads

Author: Jeannette Augustus Marks

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Category: English drama

Page: 228

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