Representations of London in Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction

Author: Sa?lam, Berkem
Year:2012
Pages:204
ISBN:0-7734-2578-0
978-0-7734-2578-1
Price:179.95
A critical literary analysis of how the literature of Peter Ackroyd’s fiction represent the city of London.

Reviews

“Densely argued, with a keen sense of how Ackroyd’s text work[s] on multiple levels, [the author]’s book offers a significant contribution to our understanding of historiographic metafiction and its importance.” – Prof. Laurence Raw, Baakent University- Ankara

“… is convincingly right, and the fact it both explains and describes many of the features of the whole Ackroyd oeuvre is proof of this.” – Prof. Margaret J-M Sönmez, Middle East Technical University

"...brings together a detailed analysis and a very clear argumentative stance on highlighting the palimpsests of his works with a detailed argument on parody, intertextuality and historiographic metafiction, which enables the book to be a significant source for all readers on three points: Ackroyd's tactics as a writer, Ackroyd's fiction among other London books and the deployment of postmodernism." - Interactions

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I

Chapter 1: Rewriting and Parody

Definitions of Rewriting and Parody

Writing the City

Chapter 2: Rewriting Genre

Detective Fiction

Biography

PART II

Chapter 3: Chatterton

Chapter 4: The House of Doctor Dee

Chapter 5: Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

Chapter 6: Hawksmoor

PART III

Conclusion

Bibliography