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Peter Ackroyd

The Ludic and Labyrinthine Text

  • Authors
  • Jeremy Gibson
  • Julian Wolfreys
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jeremy Gibson, Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 1-34
  3. Jeremy Gibson, Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 67-120
  4. Jeremy Gibson, Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 123-169
  5. Jeremy Gibson, Julian Wolfreys
    Pages 221-263
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 264-288

About this book

Introduction

Peter Ackroyd: The Ludic and Labyrinthine Text offers the reader the first major critical study in English of one of Britain's most inventive, playful and significant writers of the twentieth century. This study playfully, yet rigorously engages with these aspects of literary stylistics and personal and national identity so important in Ackroyd's work. Rejecting the postmodern label previously attached to the author, Gibson and Wolfreys provide a consideration of all Ackroyd's writing to date, from his poetry and critical thought, to his novels and biographies, offering an indispensable account to anyone interested in Ackroyd and the condition of the novel at the end of the twentieth century.

Keywords

1989 20th century America biography Britain English Great Britain John Milton novel Oscar Wilde play poetry stylistics twentieth century writing

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