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The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times


Milthorpe, N, The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times, Lextington Books, Lanham, pp. 144. ISBN 9781498570206 (2019) [Edited Book]

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How do poets, writers and cultural critics contend with and represent the garden or their own gardening as they are changed by austerity? Gardening under austerity encompasses a diversity of places, spaces, practices, and actors: suburban allotments and zoological gardens, Victory diggers and urban foragers, human gardeners and the unruly more-than-human world. Theorizing the politics, poetics and practices of austerity gardening in twentieth and twenty-first century Anglophone cultural texts, The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times explores the variegated impact of austerity in conjunction with the representation of the garden in the national context of England in the mid-century, and how garden imagery is embedded within and illuminates the political, economic, and social contexts of literary production.

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Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:literary studies, gardens in literature, austerity studies
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:British and Irish literature
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Milthorpe, N (Dr Naomi Milthorpe)
ID Code:134839
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-09-09
Last Modified:2019-09-11

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