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Welcome to the Chemical Theatre

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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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche NationalbibliothekThe Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataKomsta, Marta, 1980-

Welcome to the chemical theatre : the urban chronotope in Peter Ackroyd's fiction / Marta Komsta.

   pages cm. – (Mediated fictions ; Volume 6)

 Includes bibliographical references.

 ISBN 978-3-631-62618-4

1. Ackroyd, Peter, 1949–Criticism and interpretation. I. Title.

 PR6051.C64Z74 2015



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