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Published: 01 November 2017

216 Pages | 11 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9781474425643

Bookseller Code (06)

London Writing of the 1930s

Anna Cottrell

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Midcentury Modern Writers

London Writing in the 1930s offers a new perspective on the decade that has long been associated with the Auden generation and the rise of documentary. It argues for the centrality of urban fiction and photography to the decade's experiments in representing daily life. Why the period's London-set novels were so often described as 'photographic', and what kind of photographs inspired such comparisons?