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The Urban Chronotope in Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction


Marta Komsta

The book discusses the evolution of the urban chronotope in the selected novels by Peter Ackroyd, an acclaimed British author. The examined narratives illustrate the transformation from the postmodern tenets of historiographic metafiction into a unique urban mythopoetics by means of a semiotic analysis.
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I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ludmiła Gruszewska Blaim and Artur Blaim, the general editors of the series, whose invaluable advice and continuous encouragement helped me bring this project to completion. I also want to thank Zofia Kolbuszewska, John M. Krafft, and Grzegorz Maziarczyk as well as the members of the Editorial Board of the series, Joanna Durczak, Fátima Vieira, Antonis Balasopoulos, and David Malcolm, for their constructive suggestions.

My heartfelt thanks should go to my dear friends and colleagues from the Department of English Literature at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Justyna Galant, Elżbieta Perkowska-Gawlik, Katarzyna Pisarska, Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga, and Andrzej Kowalczyk, whose aid and insights are duly appreciated.

Finally, I would like to thank my parents, Ałła and Henryk Komsta, for their loving support, enthusiasm and patience.

Special thanks to Maria Curie-Skłodowska University for funding this publication. ← 7 | 8 → ← 8 | 9 →

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