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 Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0333914295
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Introduction: London Disfigured *Part I: Stages* Staging the City: London at the Fin de Sibliogscle & Crises of Representation *Part II: Crises* 'That particular psychic London': The Uncanny Example of Elizabeth Bowen * The Insatiable Crisis of Memory: Maureen Duffy'sCapital*Part III: Punctuations * Part IV: Interventions* Peter Ackroyd and the 'endless variety' of the 'eternal city': Receiving 'London's haunted past' * Sites of Resistance, Sites of Memory: Iain Sinclair's 'delirious fictions' of London *Part V: Puntucations * Part VI: Constellations* A Coincidence of Disparate Incidents: London Undone or, Seven Artists in Search of the City * Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0333914295