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Writing London

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998-<2007>
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How did writers in the nineteenth century come to terms with the phenomenon of London, the world's largest and most rapidly expanding city? How did they perceive the 'modern Babylon' in all its excesses and chaos, and how did the rapid change and development of London affect or alter their prose and poetry? Did London, in fact, help to shape modern literary conceptions and representations of urban space and its
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Dickens; William Blake; William Blake; William Dickens; Charles Dickens; William Blake; William Blake; Charles Dickens; William Blake; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 0333736869 9780333736869 0312214529 9780312214524 0333914295 9780333914298 9780230008953 023000895X
OCLC Number: 38392105
Notes: Vol. 2 has imprint: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
Description: v. <1-3> : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: [v. 1] The trace of the urban text from Blake to Dickens --
Blake's London; London's Blake: an introduction to the spirit of London or, on the way to apocalypse --
'Half lost in night': envisioning London or, romantic poetry's capital snapshots --
Citephobia: the anxiety of representation or, fear and loathing in London: Thomas De Quincey, Friedrich Engels, and William Wordsworth --
Dickensian architextures or, the city and the ineffable --
Fragments, supplements, palimpsests: a photo essay --
Afterword: 'the only game in town' or London to come. v. 2. Materiality, memory, spectrality --
v. 3. Inventions of the city.
Responsibility: Julian Wolfreys.
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