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By Laura Colombino

This ebook analyses the spatial politics of more than a few British novelists writing on London because the Nineteen Fifties, emphasizing spatial illustration as an embodied perform on the element the place the architectural panorama and the physique input into relation with one another. Colombino visits town in reference to its obstacles, summary areas and traditional microcosms, as they stand in for the entire conflicting geographical regions of identification; its interstices and ruins are obvious as inhabited by way of our bodies that reproduce internally the exterior stipulations of political and social fight. The research brings into concentration the fiction within which London offers no longer a residual curiosity yet a robust psychic-phenomenological grounding, and the place the notice of the actual truth of constructions and panorama stipulations form the idea that of the topic traversing this area. Authors akin to J. G. Ballard, Geoff Dyer, Michael Moorcock, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair, Geoff Ryman, Tom McCarthy, Michael Bracewell and Zadie Smith are thought of with the intention to map the connection of physique, structure and spatial politics in modern inventive prose at the urban. via readings which are continuously knowledgeable via contemporary advancements in city reviews and reflections formulated via architects, sociologists, anthropologists and paintings critics, this booklet bargains a considerable contribution to the burgeoning box of literary city studies.

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