London in Contemporary British Fiction: The City Beyond the City (Bloomsbury Studies in the City)

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Published by Bloomsbury Academic

Jan, 2018

232 pages

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Contemporary writers such as Peter Ackroyd, J.G. Ballard, John King, Ian McEwan, Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Zadie Smith have been registering the changes to the social and cultural London landscape for years. This volume brings together their vivid representations of the capital.

Uniting the readings are themes such as relationship between the country and the city; the capacity of satirical forms to encompass the 'real London'; spatio-temporal transformations and emergences; the relationship between multiculturalism and universalism; the underground as the spatial equivalent of London's unconsciousness and the suburbs as the frontier of the future. The volume creates a framework for new approaches to the representation of London required by the unprecedented social uncertainties of recent years: an invaluable contribution to studies of contemporary writing about London.

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Title: London in Contemporary British Fiction: The City Beyond the City (Bloomsbury Studies in the City)
Language: English
Length: 232
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2018-01-25
ISBN-13: 9781350057807
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