The Making of London: London in Contemporary Literature

The Making of London: London in Contemporary Literature

Sebastian Groes


London has turn into the point of interest of a ferocious creative power because the upward push of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the physique of outstanding paintings via writers who've unconditionally devoted their writing to the various lives of a urban present process advanced variations. The ebook strains a massive shift within the illustration of the capital urban, from the postmodern obsession with textuality, the shoring up of London's myths opposed to a declining social cloth, and an exuberant multicultural utopia, to an nervous post-9/11 city that has fallen aside. Is London undone? Authors coated contain Maureen Duffy, Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Iain Sinclair, Peter Ackroyd, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

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