Synopses & Reviews
On ten strolls through London, Rüdiger Görner explores the literary landscape of the capital. He meets William Shakespeare, Heinrich Heine, and William Hogarth south of the river; finds Virginia Woolf and Lady Ottoline Morell in Bloomsbury; discovers William Blake and Anthony Trollope in Westminster; happens on the Carlyles in Chelsea; comes across John Keats in beautiful Hampstead; and searches for Francis Bacon and Hanif Kureishi in the London suburbs. Following this literary rambler means discovering familiar places and their histories anew by seeing them through the eyes of those who walked the streets before him.
A unique look at the literary landscape of London and the writers who have lived and worked there.
Meet Shakespeare, Heine and Hogarth south of the river, find Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury, discovers Blake and Trollope in Westminster, happen on the Carlyles in Chelsea, come across John Keats in beautiful Hampstead and search for Bacon and Hanif Kureishi in the London suburbs.
About the Author
Rüdiger Görner is Head of the School of Languages at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Founding Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations and a literary critic who has written for leading European journals including Die Zeit, Die Presse, and the New Zurich newspaper. Görner has written and edited a variety of academic and literary publications, including most recently biographies of Thomas Mann and Rainer Maria Rilke.