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The making of London : London in contemporary literature

Author: Sebastian Groes
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London has become the focus of a ferocious imaginative energy since the rise of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the body of exceptional work by writers who have unconditionally committed their writing to the many lives of a city undergoing complex transformations. The book traces a major shift in the representation of the capital city, from the postmodern obsession with textuality, the shoring up of London's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Groes
ISBN: 9780230234789 023023478X 9780230348363 023034836X 9780230306011 0230306012
OCLC Number: 710045087
Description: xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 'Fabricked Out Of Literature and Myth': Maureen Duffy's Londons --
'Of Real Experience Mixed with Myth': Michael Moorcock --
'A Zoo fit for Psychopaths': J.G. Ballard versus London --
'Struck Out of Pure Invention': Iain Sinclair's London --
'In Pre-ordained Patterns': Peter Ackroyd's London Palimpsests --
'Beyond the Responsibility of Place': Ian McEwan's Londons --
'In a Prose so Diagonal and Mood Warped': Martin Amis's London Scatology --
'Through a Confusion of Languages': Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi --
'Kyan you imagine dat?': The New London Languages of Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.
Responsibility: by Sebastian Groes ; with photographs by Sarah Baxter.

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London has become the focus of a ferocious imaginative energy since the rise of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the body of work by writers who have committed their writing to the many lives  Read more...

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'Groes has written a work of impressive insight and erudition.' - PD Smith, The Guardian'Anyone who has read Moorcock, Duffy, Ackroyd or Ballard and wondered how it all fits together will be Read more...

 
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