The Country and the City
Vintage, 2016 - 512 páginas
"Our collective notion of the city and country is irresistibly powerful. The city as the seat of enlightenment, sophistication, power and greed is in profound contrast with an innocent, peaceful, backward countryside. By examining literature since the sixteenth century, Williams traces the development of our conceptions of these two traditional poles of life. His groundbreaking study casts the country and city as central symbols for conceptualizing the social and economic changes associated with capitalist development."--Publisher description.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - stillatim - LibraryThing
A great mix of literary criticism - his readings of G. Eliot and Dickens are particularly impressive - history and political agitation. Williams starts with a discussion of the pastoral mode, which is ... Ler resenha completa
Review: The Country and the CityComentário do usuário - Chris - Goodreads
An exceptional history of power, society, money and aesthetics. Fascinating and engaging. Ler resenha completa