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The Urban Chronotope in Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction

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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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Contents

Extract



Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Society of the Spectacle

The Great Fire of London

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

Chapter 2. A Lesson in Anatomy

English Music

The Clerkenwell Tales

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