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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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Primary sources:

Ackroyd, Peter. The Clerkenwell Tales. London: Vintage Books, 2004.

---. Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem. London: Vintage Books, 1998.

---. English Music. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.

---. The Fall of Troy. London: Vintage Books, 2007.

---. The Great Fire of London. London: Penguin Books, 1993.

---. Hawksmoor. London: Penguin Books, 1993.

---. The House of Doctor Dee. London: Penguin Books, 1994.

---. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. London: Abacus, 1987.

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