Unearthing the past: The archaeology of bog bodies in Glob, Atwood, Hébert and Drabble

@article{Purdy2002UnearthingTP,
  title={Unearthing the past: The archaeology of bog bodies in Glob, Atwood, H{\'e}bert and Drabble},
  author={Anthony Purdy},
  journal={Textual Practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={443 - 458}
}
  • A. Purdy
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Art
  • Textual Practice
Within the narrative poetics of the archaeological find, accounts of the discovery of beautifully preserved Iron Age bodies in the peatbogs of Northwestern Europe constitute a particularly complex, well-defined and resonant subgenre. A reading of the genre's founding text, P.V.Glob's The Bog People , reveals a repertoire of tropes and topoi that will inform subsequent fictional treatments of bog body finds. Arguing that the poetic specificity of the bog body lies in its extraordinary capacity… 
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