Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter introduces war pastorals, poems that are concerned with the natural world, and examines several war pastorals where intertextual awareness or self-awareness usually goes deep. It tries to differentiate the widely perspectival bias of ‘eclogue’ from the generally situational bias of ‘georgic’, and also stresses that not all pastoral poetry is anti-war, and that not all war poetry is anti-pastoral.

Keywords: war pastoral, intertextual awareness, self-awareness, eclogue, georgic, pastoral poetry

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.