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The Resource The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London, Cynthia Wall

The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London, Cynthia Wall

Label
The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London
Title
The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Wall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1666 the Great Fire destroyed four-fifths of the ancient commercial City of London. All that had been familiar, settled, known, was suddenly and entirely swept away. Londoners faced an emptiness that was not only physical but also historical, social, financial, and conceptual. This is the first study to situate the literature of Restoration and early-eighteenth-century Augustan England within the historical and cultural contexts of the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Cynthia Wall reads the marked topographical specificity of plays, poems, and novels as part of a wider cultural network of responses to changing perceptions of urban space, and she shows how the literatures of the period, along with the technologies of surveying, mapping, rebuilding, and official redescribing the city -- sermons, royal proclamations, maps, and topographies -- attempt to reinvest the city with "modern" comprehensible meaning and create new spaces for new genres.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wall, Cynthia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Public spaces
  • Authors, English
  • Names, Geographical, in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Great Fire, London, England, 1666
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
Label
The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London, Cynthia Wall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great fire and rhetorics of loss -- Londini renascenti: the spaces of rebuilding -- Redrawing London: maps and texts -- The art of writing the streets of London -- New narratives of public spaces: parks and shops -- Narratives of private spaces: churches, houses and novels
Control code
ocn149590437
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 277 p.
Isbn
9780521024204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The literary and cultural spaces of Restoration London, Cynthia Wall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great fire and rhetorics of loss -- Londini renascenti: the spaces of rebuilding -- Redrawing London: maps and texts -- The art of writing the streets of London -- New narratives of public spaces: parks and shops -- Narratives of private spaces: churches, houses and novels
Control code
ocn149590437
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 277 p.
Isbn
9780521024204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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