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Author Chalupsk├Ż, Petr, author

Title A horror and a beauty : the world of Peter Ackroyd's London novels / Petr Chalupsk├Ż
Edition First English edition
Published Prague : Karolinum Press, a Publishing Department of Charles University in Prague, 2016
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Contents Introduction: Power, Majesty, Darkness, Shadows -- Ackroyd's London, past and present: London and the English literary sensibility -- Ackroyd, history and the historical novel -- Ackroyd's London chronotope -- Uncanny London: London the obscure -- Wandering and wondering in eternity, mythical time -- Where suffering seems to linger, genius loci -- Variety, energy and darkness, Cockney visionaries -- Poets of power and darkness, Ackroyd's occultists -- The divine spark that never sies, or making the dead speak, the magic of the imagination -- Felonious London: Serial killings and the London gothic psychothriller -- Crime re-written -- Assuming a story, the narrative of detection -- London confined -- Vivifying crimes, vivifying the city -- Psychogeographic and antiquarian London: Psychogeography -- Ackroyd's psychogeographic antiquarianism -- Two related concepts -- London of the mind -- Ackroyd's lonely Londoners -- Ackroyd's walkers -- Theatrical London: "Where pathos and pantomime meet" -- London as a stage and the stage as London in Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem -- The might and glory of the city celebrated, The Clerkenwell Tales -- The horrific, the spectacular and the sublime -- Literary London: The necessity of imitation, the counterfeiting and metafictional London of Chatterton -- When William met Mary: London as a palimpsest in The Lambs of London -- Towards autobiographic self-referencing: literary London in Three Brothers -- Conclusion: Longing and belonging
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 7, 2016)
Subject Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
London (England) -- In literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8024631717 (electronic bk.)
9788024631714 (electronic bk.)