Addressivity and Literary History: The Case of William Plomer

A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker

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Publikationens författare: Jason Finch
Redaktörer: Roger D. Sell
Förlagsort: Amsterdam
Publiceringsår: 2012
Förläggare: John benjamins
Moderpublikationens namn: Literary Community-Making: The Dialogicality of English Texts from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
Seriens namn: Dialogue Studies
Nummer i serien: 14
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 161
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 184
ISBN: 9789027210319
eISBN: 9789027274175
ISSN: 1875-1792


Literary history has a community-making dimension. It can be studied as a history of the ways in which writers have addressed various sorts of audience. And in this kind of history, re-examining the careers of supposedly minor writers can unexpectedly highlight major trends. This chapter rescues the career of William Plomer (1903-73) from neglect. Reintroducing Plomer to his period means examining the particular ways in which he straddled boundaries including those between national literatures and the writing of different identities of other sorts. Plomer's addressivity is distinguished by welcoming multiplicity and by a characteristic of aloofness. This perhaps explains why he is now relatively unread, unlike contemporaries such as Forster, Woolf, Isherwood, Greene and Auden.


literary history, Plomer, William (1903-73), Scholarly communication

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