BH. John Gould Fletcher


34. Carpenter, Lucas. John Gould Fletcher and Southern Modernism. John Gould Fletcher Series, vol. 5. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1990.

Finds that Fletcher’s was ‘drawn to Oriental art and ideas because they exhibited a religious attitude toward nature, condemned city life, insisted on the importance of tradition, emphasized in art an intense focus on natural scenes, lacked completely any doctrine of Progress, and represented . . . the expression of a past glorious civilization which reflected his own agrarian beliefs and aesthetics’. Refers in passing throughout to Fletcher’s use of Japanese themes and subjects (see index).






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