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By John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan

A heritage of British Working-Class Literature examines the wealthy contributions of working-class writers in nice Britain from 1700 to the current. because the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been acknowledged, yet nearly always co-opted in a few eventually distorting demeanour, no matter if as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as a side of the heroic staff of 19th- and twentieth-century radical tradition. the current paintings contrastingly applies a wide selection of interpretive techniques to this literature. Essays on extra generic issues, resembling the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are combined with solely new components within the box like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and accomplished heritage explores a variety of genres akin to commute writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, whereas overlaying points of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish tradition and transatlantic perspectives.

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