My Words Echo Thus: Possessing the Past in Peter Ackroyd

My Words Echo Thus: Possessing the Past in Peter Ackroyd

by Barry Lewis



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570036682
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Barry Lewis earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy at King's College, Cambridge, and his doctorate in postmodernist American fiction at the University of Sunderland. A senior lecturer at the University of Sunderland, he also has held posts at the University of Newcastle, the University of Trondheim, and Stavanger College in Norway. Lewis is the author of Kazuo Ishiguro in the Contemporary World Writers series.

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Brian McHale

"Prolific biographer of London and its citizens, sometimes in fiction, sometimes in biography proper, Peter Ackroyd is not so much a Londoner as a sort of microcosm of the city itself, and Barry Lewis is his cartographer. Lewis knows his way around 'the dark and disordered city of Ackroyd,' with 'his landmarks, his suburbs, and his neglected boroughs,' better than anyone. Lucid, straightforward, thorough, and accessible, Lewis's book is the Ackroydian equivalent of a street-guide to the metropolis, Ackroyd A-Z, and like the one for London, it is invaluable. Don't leave home without it."--(Brian McHale, professor of English, The Ohio State University)

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