By Petr Chalupský
This idiosyncratic London build is very renowned in Ackroyd’s novels, within which his principles in regards to the city’s nature and his connection to English literary sensibilities mix to create a unique chronotope with its personal spatial and temporal houses. A Horror and a Beauty explores this global via six defining points of town as Ackroyd identifies them: the connection among London’s prior and current, its uncanny manifestations, its felonious traits, its population’ psychogeographic and antiquarian recommendations, its theatricality, and its inherently literary character.
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