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  • ISBN: 9780226015170
  • ISBN10: 0226015173

What Is Pastoral?

by Paul J. Alpers

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1997
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Paul Alpers argues that the pastoral in literary history is often mischaracterized as a catchall for literature about rural themes and nature in general. Examining works from a wide range of authors including Shakespeare, Virgil, Cervantes, and Frost, Alpers brings the story of the pastoral into the twentieth century. The pastoral reemerges in this account not as a vehicle of nostalgia for some Golden Age, nor of escape to idyllic landscapes, but as a means of dealing with the loss, decline, and deprivation that motivate pastoral.
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