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The purpose of this essay is to reappraise Gissing’s slum writings and Gissing’s own status as a slum writer. I apply to his earliest fiction the most recent urban theory, developed to understand and critique developments in cities worldwide since the late twentieth century. This casts new light on Gissing but also calls into question the temporal narratives used in twenty-first century radical urban theory, suggesting alternatives to those.
|Title of host publication||George Gissing and the Place of Realism|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jun 2021|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
- London in literature
- Gissing, George (1857-1903)
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