Following on from Julian Wolfrey's successful Writing London (1998), this second volume extends Wolfrey's original argument that a new urban sensibility in the nineteenth century had been developed which established new ways of writing about and responding to the city. Writing London Volume 2 explores through a range of readings of twentieth century films and texts the complex relationship between the experience of the city, the pleasures of the urban text and the solitary nature of these pleasures. The book has a broad focus, in part dictated not only by the transformation of literary production in the twentieth century, but also by the need to respond to the changes in both urban representation and London itself. Writers discussed include Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Maureen Duffy, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair and Michael Moorcock. The volume covers texts from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth, in a critical reading that incorporates the theoretical insights of Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord and Jacques Derrida.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Wonderfully learned and original, this work addresses the poetics of urban representation through theoretically informed close readings of key literary texts concerning London from the fin-de-siècle to the present day. Considering the city as both temporal and material space, chapters offer detailed considerations of Elizabeth Bowen, Maureen Duffy, Peter Ackroyd and Iain Sinclair, as exemplary figures in the literary representation of London. The volume examines how these writers transform the act of narrative through an open response to the various manifestations of the city, doing so through attention to the role of cultural memory, the materiality of the city, and the effects of the city's past as it haunts the act of urban narrative. . . . a tour de force. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES. Codice libro della libreria 1273
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0333914295
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 333914295
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0333914295