Introduction: On or about December 1910, London

Brian McHale and Randall Stevenson

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620111
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651863 | DOI:
Introduction: On or about December 1910, London

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This introductory chapter discusses the concept of the sinister street, which was part of the literary imagination of the twentieth century, and provoked reflections on the writing of literary history. The discussion examines the modernists's visions of the street, which were developed fully in the works of the postmodernists. The next section studies the reflection on the space of literary history caused by these visions. Finally, the chapter identifies the different companions to literature.

Keywords: sinister street; literary imagination; literary history; visions of street; literature companions

Chapter.  3543 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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