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Stella Gibbons, ex-centricity and the suburb

Hammill, Faye (2009) Stella Gibbons, ex-centricity and the suburb. In: Intermodernism. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 75-92. ISBN 0748635092

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Abstract

In The Intellectuals and the Masses (1992), John Carey writes: 'The rejection by intellectuals of the clerks and the suburbs meant that writers intent on finding an eccentric voice could do so by colonizing this abandoned territory. The two writers who did so were John Betjeman and Stevie Smith' (66). Whilst Carey's insight forms a useful starting point for this discussion, his restriction of the suburban literary terrain to just two writers must be disputed.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 16696
Keywords: Stella Gibbons, suburbs, my American, miss Linsey and pa, the bachelor, English literature, novels, writing, English literature, Language and Linguistics
Subjects: Language and Literature > English literature
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
Depositing user: Mrs Tereza McLaughlin-Vanova
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 12:13
Last modified: 24 Jul 2015 09:34
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/16696

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