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The Resource Urban gothic of the Second World War : dark London, by Sara Wasson

Urban gothic of the Second World War : dark London, by Sara Wasson

Label
Urban gothic of the Second World War : dark London
Title
Urban gothic of the Second World War
Title remainder
dark London
Statement of responsibility
by Sara Wasson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book examines "home front" literature of the Second World War, arguing that Gothic tropes and forms mark moments of fracture in the national mythologies of wartime home, city and fellowship. These works in the Gothic mode subvert mythologies of nation that are still influential today. Anna Kavan, Mervyn Peake, Elizabeth Bowen, Roy Fuller, Henry Green and others present counter-stories to the dominant national mythology of British survival and emotional resilience. In the texts of this monograph, the city grows strange, time distorts, and hallucinatory narrative voices depict a nightmare realm. --
  • Doubling, temporal dislocation, narrative disjunction and tropes of haunting gather around shadowy figures on the margin of the nation. This book moves from city streets, to hospitals and prisons, to factories, to homes and finally to morgues. Each location presents a London that is, in the words of Mervyn Peake, "half masonry, half pain." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasson, Sara
Dewey number
823.912093581
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR408.G68
LC item number
W37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English
Label
Urban gothic of the Second World War : dark London, by Sara Wasson
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
430839442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780230577534
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)430839442
Label
Urban gothic of the Second World War : dark London, by Sara Wasson
Publication
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
Control code
430839442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780230577534
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)430839442

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