This book uses the contradictions, fractures and coincidences of a twentieth-century rural landscape to explore new methods of writing place beyond 'new nature writing'. In doing so it opens up new ways of reading modernist artists and writers such as Vanessa Bell, Mary Butts and Paul Nash.
James Wilkes is a researcher and writer with interests in modernist art and literature, contemporary landscape writing and poetry. His poetry publications include the collection Weather A System (2009) and the chapbook Reviews (2009). He has taught at Birkbeck College and the University of East Anglia.
List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Studland Beach 2. The Hollow Land 3. Seaside Surrealism 4. Purbeck Underground Afterword Bibliography Index