Imagined Places: A Life in the Twentieth Century

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 28, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
In the twentieth century new modes of fast and cheap transport, especially the ocean liner, the car and the airplane, have transformed our way of life. The new mobility has made it possible for people to commute vast distances and move freely between places and countries to work and make a living. This book is concerned with the way Imagined Places in many parts of the world, as reconstructed in the memory, anchor the experiences that seem to shape the meaning of a life.

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The author, Reg Foakes, was born in England, but has lived many years in the United States, where he has enjoyed a career as a university teacher, editor, and writer of literary criticism. He does not have much sympathy with the current fashion for verse that is virtually indistinguishable from prose, and prefers mainly to work with stanza forms, regular lines and sometimes rhyme. As Ezra Pound wrote, “Poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music”

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