A. J. Cook, D. H. Lawrence, and Revolutionary England: Discourses and Performances of Region and Nation in 1926
Focusing on the coincidence of journeys to the East Midlands made by D. H. Lawrence and the Secretary of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, Arthur Cook, the chapter explores the ways in which the two men represented issues of national identity and struggle in the aftermath of the General Strike of May 1926. It examines Cook's oratory and engagement with the profound regionalism of his union along with Lawrence's fictional and non-fictional reflections upon his final visit to his native region in a reconsideration of what both men represented as a revolutionary moment.
Citation : Featherstone, S. (2013) A. J. Cook, D. H. Lawrence, and Revolutionary England: Discourses and Performances of Nation in 1926. In: Claire Westall and Michael Gardiner (eds.), Literature of an Independent England: Revisions of England, Englishness and English Literature, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 91-102.
ISBN : 9781137035233
Research Group : Drama Research Group
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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