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Dickens and the unreal city

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Dickens was no theologian. His direct statements on religion can only take us so far. His task of representing London in words, however, led him grapple with Christianity imaginatively and at a much deeper level. This new book shows how Dickens's London draws upon various forms of symbolism and secular discursive practices and brings them into tense dialogue. Taking its cue from criticism of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land , it focuses on how traditional religious symbolism fares when it is brought into dialogue with its counterparts in metropolitan reality. A picture emerges of Dickens's London as a melting pot of images created by needs both within and outside the story that provides an insight into how relevant Dickens could be in the metropolitan age.

Item details

Author(s):
Smith, Karl Ashley, 1975-
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Published in 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230545238
ISBN-13:
9780230545236
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan

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Good condition.

Dickens was no theologian. His direct statements on religion can only take us so far. His task of representing London in words, however, led him grapple with Christianity imaginatively and at a much deeper level. This new book shows how Dickens's London draws upon various forms of symbolism and secular discursive practices and brings them into tense dialogue. Taking its cue from criticism of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land , it focuses on how traditional religious symbolism fares when it is brought into dialogue with its counterparts in metropolitan reality. A picture emerges of Dickens's London as a melting pot of images created by needs both within and outside the story that provides an insight into how relevant Dickens could be in the metropolitan age.

Author(s):
Smith, Karl Ashley, 1975-
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Published in 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0230545238
ISBN-13:
9780230545236
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan

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