Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, by Dr Anthony Bateman

By Dr Anthony Bateman

In his vital contribution to the transforming into box of activities literature, Anthony Bateman lines the connection among literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British nationwide identification from 1850 to the mid Nineteen Eighties. analyzing newspaper bills, tutorial books, fiction, poetry, and the paintings of editors, anthologists, and historians, Bateman elaborates the ways that an extended culture of literary discourse produced cricket's cultural prestige and that means. His critique of writing approximately cricket results in the rediscovery of little-known texts and the reinterpretation of famous works by way of authors as different as Neville Cardus, James Joyce, the nice conflict poets, and C.L.R. James.

Beginning with mid-eighteenth century money owed of cricket that offer crucial historical past, Bateman examines the literary evolution of cricket writing opposed to the backdrop of key old moments resembling the good struggle, the 1926 basic Strike, and the increase of Communism. a number of case reports convey that cricket at the same time asserted English beliefs and created anxiousness approximately imperialism, whereas cricket's distinctively colonial aesthetic is highlighted via Bateman's exam of the discourse surrounding colonial cricket excursions and cricketers like Prince Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji of India and Sir Learie Constantine of Trinidad. that includes an in depth bibliography, Bateman's e-book indicates that, whereas the discourse surrounding cricket used to be key to its prestige as an emblem of state and empire, the embodied perform of the game served to destabilise its validated cultural that means within the colonial and postcolonial contexts.

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