The Literary North

  • Katharine Cockin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Katharine Cockin
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sean O’Brien
    Pages 145-156
  4. Katharine Cockin
    Pages 240-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-269

About this book


According to Orwell, the North was 'a strange country.' In an industrial landscape, its inhabitants seem to inhabit a bleak world caught in the gaze of 1930s realism. Such stereotypes have been tenacious. This book challenges these stereotypes, establishing the strategic and mobile nature of 'the North' and the effects of literary realism.


fiction George Orwell poetry realism

Editors and affiliations

  • Katharine Cockin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

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