The Origins of the English Imagination

Book - 2002
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This title covers the whole of English cultural history from its roots in the Anglo-Saxon period, through the centuries, to numerous examples from contemporary times. Explorations include: forgery and plagiarism; ruins and antiquarianism; the English love of miniatures; and drag acts.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, c2002
ISBN: 9781856197212
Branch Call Number: 942 ACK
Characteristics: xxii, 516 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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purplemurple Oct 13, 2013

I found I couldn't keep my attention on the book even 150 pages in. The way in which he describes the english imagination is only linear in the way that all events are in order. He doesn't give even a brief explanation of every author and book he writes about. This book is only for people who take great interest in the past of English literature and already know a good deal about it.

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