By Jeremy Gibson;Gibson
Peter Ackroyd: the Ludic and Labyrinthine textual content deals the reader the 1st significant severe examine in English of 1 of Britain's such a lot artistic, playful and critical writers of the 20th century. getting to the contours of Ackroyd's rhetorical recommendations, narrative constructions and his self-conscious borrowing from different writers, this examine playfully but conscientiously engages with questions of literary stylistics, pastiche and parody, humour and camp sensibility, reminiscence and temporality, own and nationwide id and, ultimately, the significance of London to Ackroyd's writing. Rejecting the postmodern label which prior critics have hooked up to the writer, Jeremy Gibson and Julian Wolfreys go away from this knowing of Peter Ackroyd's paintings, to supply a thought-provoking attention of all his writings up to now, from his poetry and important inspiration, to his novels and biographies, together with Milton in the United States and The lifetime of Thomas extra. it will be an integral examine for someone attracted to Ackroyd, in literary stylistics, and within the of the unconventional on the finish of the 20th century.