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The Resource London in contemporary British fiction : the city beyond the city, edited by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew

London in contemporary British fiction : the city beyond the city, edited by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew

Label
London in contemporary British fiction : the city beyond the city
Title
London in contemporary British fiction
Title remainder
the city beyond the city
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary writers such as Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Andrea Levy, Ian McEwan, China Miville, Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Zadie Smith have been registering both the changes to and the continuities of the social and cultural London landscape for years. This volume brings together critical interpretations of various 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
Member of
Cataloging source
AEHBU
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.L65
LC item number
L66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hubble, Nick
  • Tew, Philip
Series statement
Bloomsbury studies in the city
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • London (England)
  • Englisch, ..
  • Andrae, A
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • England
  • London
Label
London in contemporary British fiction : the city beyond the city, edited by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : parallax London / Nick Hubble and Philip Tew -- Exploring London in Ian McEwan's Saturday (2005) : trauma and the traumatological, identity politics and vicarious victimhood / Philip Tew -- Seeing 'the empty space' : Ali Smith's The Accidental / Susan Alice Fischer -- Delineating the liminal in illimitable London : Will Self's The Book of Dave and the cockney visionary / Sebastian Jenner -- The changingman : masculinity, violence and revenge in Martin Amis's Yellow Dog / Nick Bentley -- Peter Ackroyd's London : the sacredness of space and time / Tomasz Niedokos -- Viewing art in London's museums : ekphrasis in selected fiction by Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Peter Ackroyd / Doris Bremm -- Iain Sinclair : complexity, imagination and the re-enchanted margins of London Orbital / Laura Colombino -- Feeling London globally : the location of affect in White Teeth / Jung Su -- Agency and conflict in Andrea Levy's polyphonic London / Anja Müller-Wood -- The liminality of underground London / Nora Plefske -- The un-, ab- and alter-Londons of China Miéville : imaginary spaces for concrete subjects / Mark P. Williams -- Common people : class, gender and social change in the London fiction of Virginia Woolf, John Sommerfield and Zadie Smith / Nick Hubble
Control code
1081301785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781441190192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99968631084
System control number
(OCoLC)1081301785
Label
London in contemporary British fiction : the city beyond the city, edited by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : parallax London / Nick Hubble and Philip Tew -- Exploring London in Ian McEwan's Saturday (2005) : trauma and the traumatological, identity politics and vicarious victimhood / Philip Tew -- Seeing 'the empty space' : Ali Smith's The Accidental / Susan Alice Fischer -- Delineating the liminal in illimitable London : Will Self's The Book of Dave and the cockney visionary / Sebastian Jenner -- The changingman : masculinity, violence and revenge in Martin Amis's Yellow Dog / Nick Bentley -- Peter Ackroyd's London : the sacredness of space and time / Tomasz Niedokos -- Viewing art in London's museums : ekphrasis in selected fiction by Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Peter Ackroyd / Doris Bremm -- Iain Sinclair : complexity, imagination and the re-enchanted margins of London Orbital / Laura Colombino -- Feeling London globally : the location of affect in White Teeth / Jung Su -- Agency and conflict in Andrea Levy's polyphonic London / Anja Müller-Wood -- The liminality of underground London / Nora Plefske -- The un-, ab- and alter-Londons of China Miéville : imaginary spaces for concrete subjects / Mark P. Williams -- Common people : class, gender and social change in the London fiction of Virginia Woolf, John Sommerfield and Zadie Smith / Nick Hubble
Control code
1081301785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781441190192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99968631084
System control number
(OCoLC)1081301785

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