London narratives : post-war fiction and the city /
- Publication info:
- London ; New York : Continuum, c2006.
On the Shelf
- London narratives : post-war fiction and the city / Lawrence Phillips.
- Main Author:
- Phillips, Lawrence 1966- (Lawrence Alfred),
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006
"The post-war redevelopment of London has been the most extensive in its history, and has been accompanied by a dramatic social and cultural upheaval. This book explores the literary re-imagining of the city in post-war fiction and argues that the image, history and narrative of the city has been transformed alongside the physical rebuilding and repositioning of the capital. Drawing on the ideas of Michel de Certeau, Henri Lefebvre, Anthony Vigler and others, as well as the latest work on urban representation, this book is an important contribution to the study of the intersection between place, lived experience and the literary imagination."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
174 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -169) and index.
Table of Contents
- Introduction : rewriting London
- 1. Blitz retrospective
- 2. centre cannot hold
- 3. Love in a cold climate
- 4. Stress fractures
- 5. new Londoners
- 6. London revenant
- 7. Coda.