Writing London: Volume 3: Inventions of the City

Writing London: Volume 3: Inventions of the City

by J. Wolfreys
     
 

ISBN-10: 023000895X

ISBN-13: 9780230008953

Pub. Date: 07/12/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book stages a series of interventions and inventions of urban space between 1880 and 1930 in key literary texts of the period. Making sharp distinctions between modernity and modernism, the volume reassesses the city as a series of singular sites irreducible to stable identities, concluding with an extended reading of The Waste Land .

Overview

This book stages a series of interventions and inventions of urban space between 1880 and 1930 in key literary texts of the period. Making sharp distinctions between modernity and modernism, the volume reassesses the city as a series of singular sites irreducible to stable identities, concluding with an extended reading of The Waste Land .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230008953
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: of invention and the singularities of the city of London The Hieroglyphic Other: The Beetle , London, and the Anxieties of Late Imperial England The 'tortuous geography of the night world': the 'productive disorder' of the Noctuary Text Between Seeing and Knowing: Amy Levy, Arnold Bennett and Urban Counter-Romance 'All the living and the dead': Urban Anamnesis in John Berger and Iain Sinclair 'Concatenated words from which the sense seemed gone': The Waste Land Afterword Works Cited Index

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