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Page and place: ongoing compositions of plot

Anderson, Jon ORCID: 2014. Page and place: ongoing compositions of plot. Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature, vol. 19. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.

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If people are geographical beings, what can fiction tell us about this truth? This book explores how literature can help us understand the nature of the relations between people and place, how humans create connections between their identities and their geographies, and how these can be threatened and lost. Literature is an important, if unusual, way to explore these relations. At once centred in imagination and ideas, fiction is also indelibly connected to, as well as influenced by, the geographies in which it is set. As this book argues, the relationship between fiction and location is so important that it is often difficult to know which is imagined and which is real. Exploring the relations between people and place through fiction writing set in Wales, Page and Place garners poetic insight into how places are written into our stories, and how these stories take and make the places around us. The book introduces the notion of 'plot' to describe the complex entanglement between fiction and geography, and to help understand the role that places play in defining human identity.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042038936
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:49

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