Looking Ahead to the Country House Poems

On Thursday, we’re going to be looking at Raymond Williams’s chapter, “Pastoral and Counter-Pastoral” comes from his famous book, The Country and the City.  Williams is best known for his analysis of that key pastoral tension, the distance between the country and the city, in terms of labor and class structure.  After reading Williams’s chapter, consider the following questions as you prepare for discussion.

According to Williams, why is the country always dependent on the city, and vice versa? Continue reading