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GreeneryEcocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature$
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Gillian Rudd

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072482

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.001.0001

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Sea and coast

Sea and coast

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(p.133) 4 Sea and coast
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Greenery
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Gillian Rudd

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the sea and coast, which appears to defy expression. It notes that descriptions of the sea are usually lacking in the very texts one might expect to find them. It then determines that much of one's view of the sea depends both imaginatively and literally on having a coast from which to view it. It shows that the effects of the sea on writers who live close to it are not always beneficial and studies peoples' highly ambiguous relations with the sea.

Keywords:   sea, coast, expression, ambiguous relations

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