The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London - Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardback)Lawrence Manley (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 19 mm
'The authors take us effortlessly, in a broadly chronological sequence, from Chaucer's Southwark to Zadie Smith's Willesden in a fascinating journey through the works of many famous authors and some who are forgotten or unknown ... The scholarship is of a high order ... written in a friendly style that should engage any reader with an interest in London's rich literary history.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'The 15 contributors to this volume take us effortlessly, in a broad chronological sequence,from Chaucer's Southwark to Zadie Smith's Willesden through the works of many authors ... This book's scholarship is of a high order but it is written in a friendly style, which should engage any reader with an interest in London's literary history.' The Independent
'... Brean Hammond considers 'London and Poetry to 1750' ... specifically London landmarks poetry. In his article Hammond traces the poetic tradition of responding to the city, and articulates the continuities between Donne and Dryden and Pope.' The Eighteenth Century
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