(The Changing Forest: Life in the Forest of Dean Today) [PDF NEW] ☆ Dennis Potter


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  • The Changing Forest: Life in the Forest of Dean Today
  • Dennis Potter
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  • 28 September 2019
  • 9780749386436

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Summary ☆ The Changing Forest: Life in the Forest of Dean Today ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF T of the new television of commercial jingles and the early Elvis And with powerful sympathy and wit he asks whether the gains of modernity have for the individuals and society he so marvellously evokes been worth the lossPart autobiography of one of this century's greatest writers part elegy for a vanishing way of life part testament to the abiding humanity that underlies all Potter's work this exuisite passionate and brillinat book is a classic of its kin. Forest Of Change By Dennis PotterI found this slim paperback in the free bookshelf located outside a A train station in Inwood Manhattan There are around 4 of these that I m aware of all up this way I don t know the origin of this clearly someone who thought that the people ought to read or be able to if they want I don t think it is a lack of books that prevents people from reading I think they likely think it is an unnecessary chore associated with early schooling which the people are glad to be out of I think they would rather just do something else like watching TV or playing games or well there are many things to do to pass the time Anyway I like these little free book shelf things and often look at them when out on walks sometimes picking up something The Forest of Change is a rather oddball title A small paperback it has an As Heard on BBC Radio 4 sticker affixed to the front cover which indicates perhaps hand carried on a flight across the pond at some time in the past And that was probably some years ago by now It is by a famous writer Dennis Potter Potter is internationally famous at least among the English speakers His fame arising from his work in electronic media television The Singing Detective and Pennies from Heaven both big TV series productions with Pennies from Heaven also a fairly successful Hollywood movie starring Steve Martin Bernadette Peters and features some serious tap dancing by Christopher Walken some 40years ago The Forest of Change appears to be something published from early in the career to capitalize on the later fame The little book written 1961 is really a documentary of the village where Mr Potter grew up It is a coal mining town called the Berry Hill Forest of DeanThe book is indeed about change and in particular the changes that have occurred basically since the end of World War II rapidly within a span of less than 20 years in this little coal mining town For one thing the mines in the region are all closing There is some material about the nationalization of the mines which happen not so long ago in the timeframe of the book 1946 According to the Wikipedia on the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act of 1946 was felt to be necessary to prevent idleness I assume this related to the drop off of need after the energy gorging word war So I guess by 1961 the need to protect the mining jobs was not what it once was and they were let go front digging the unneeded coal So there is that with the older people and the coal and the necessity of no work even in the nimes driving the youth out of the communityBut the book is about the old and presumably long standing community structures collapsing The Club like a pub drinking place The rugby teams everytown had them and it was a big thing but falling apart in 1961The Band Every town also had a band which was also a big thing and brought people together This is really then of course a story of centralized mass commercial culture right there in soft control of the changesWhere there was once a piano and a sing along night in the club where several people got to solo in their special signature song there was now a jukebox with the latest pop hit front the USA and that is what the young people wantAnd people aren t that interested in the local rugby team Actually it is hard to get a team up front the scant volunteers They watch some games front somewhere on the telly on Saturday game afternoonThey don t go to chapel any dwindling pewsThey all had to re arrange their houses when the television came Before the radio was in the kitchen which was the room the family would hang out in but you couldn t just put the telly in the kitchen so it went to The Front Room which had been a sort of unused formally attired room So now in comes the family to hang out in the front room from which out go the heavy serious curtains and out goes the dark drab wallpaperThis thing is only 130 pages long but it is all really rather interestingHe really captured this 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Summary ☆ The Changing Forest: Life in the Forest of Dean Today ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Dennis Potter was born and brought up in the Forest of Dean a 'strange and beautiful place' as he described it in the last interview before his death 'rather ugly villages in beautiful landscape a heart shaped place between two rivers somehow slightly cut off from the rest of England with a people as warm as anywhere else but they seemed warmer to me' It was a childhood which informed all his television work from his first documentary to such classic dramas. I read The Changing Forest while travelling around the Forest of Dean with my father who grew up in and around Mitcheldean in the same period Potter describes in this travelogue cum memoir published in 1961 It s clear from the way both of them feel about their home region that the Forest of Dean had an exceptionally strong sense of identity and in their eyes at least a culture that was uite distinct from the rest of England and Wales in the 1950s To take just one example Potter mentions that many Foresters spoke a dialect of English that used old Germanic conjugation structures such as bist thou Unfortunately Potter is a rambling and idiosyncratic guide to his subject He assumes that the reader already has detailed knowledge of the region and we get very little history or context to make sense of his observations regarding the way life was changing in the Forest in the wake of various technological social and economic developments Even problematically his field research seems to have largely consisted of sitting in the pub and talking to whoever happened to walked through the door effectively excluding amongst many others a female perspective on life in the Forest while he mentions how repressed women must have been in the Forest it doesn t seem to have occurred to him to actually ask them about it Nevertheless this book offers up a lot of fascinating titbits with surprising relevance to modern British politics As early as 1961 Potter could see evidence of old mining communities moving towards the Conservatives as a reaction against the stagnant local Labour political establishment He discusses the resentment many old miners felt towards the government s nationalisation of the coal industry which did little to improve working conditions or job opportunities Indeed many felt miserably exploited by their government employers who claimed that the miners were heroes of the nation yet regularly made callous and inhumane operational decisions based on ruthless economic and strategic logic The Forest s miners also faced a growing identity crisis as the institutions they had known all their lives began to falter Younger generations implicitly rejected the institutions around which local life had traditionally been organised the local chapel the neighbourhood brass band and the rugby team As mines shed workers factories swooped in to the area with jobs that in most cases did not offer anywhere near the autonomy or sense of self worth men got from work in the coal fields In what I found the most vivid story in the book Potter describes how he met three brothers proudly worked as independent Freeminers operating their own small drift mine This tradition apparently uniue to the Forest effectively met its end in the 1960s the ultimate symbol of the region s loss of dignity Throughout the book Potter makes it clear that he thinks a better path could have been found through this transition Anticipating Robert Putnam s work on the importance of social capital in community building he attacks television and mass market commerce for hollowing out the old institutions of working class life Of course few would argue that these forces have contributed to the atomisation of contemporary life but it s not clear what the alternative option was Aside from perpetuating a level of cultural isolationism unimaginable in a country like the UK sudden social change in the Forest was inevitable and for many young people extremely welcome

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Summary ☆ The Changing Forest: Life in the Forest of Dean Today ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF As The Singing DetectiveThe Changing Forest first published in 1962 is Potter's deeply personal study of that small area its people traditions ceremonies and institutions at a time of profound cultural and social change in the late 1950s and early '60s With extraordinary precision and feeling he describes the fabric of a world whose old ways are yielding to the new habits altering; expectations growing; work leisure language itself changing under the impac. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler


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