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S ONWARDS WRITERS POSITIONED THEMSELVES SOCIALLYonwards writers positioned themselves socially the metropolitan geography they projected through their fiction As Bloomsbury became increasingly identified with the cultural capital of writers rather than the economic capital of established wealth writers subtly affiliated themselves with The Area And The area and the of the writer and Bloomsbury became symbolically conflate. This study explores the role of fiction in the social production of the West Central district of London in the nineteenth century It tells
new istory of the novel from a local geographical perspective tracing developments in the form as it engaged with in form as it engaged with Bloomsbury in period it emerged as the city s dominant literary zone A neighbourhood that was subject simultaneously to socio econo. Mic decline and cultural ascent fiction set in Bloomsbury isa new istory of the novel from a local geographical perspective tracing developments in the form as it engaged with
SHOWN TO HAVE RECONCEIVED THE AREAto ave reconceived the area marginality as potential autonomy Drawing on sociological theory this book critically istoricizes Bloomsbury s trajectory to show that its association with the intellectual Fraction Known As The Bloomsbury Group At The Beginning Of known as the Bloomsbury Group at the beginning of twentieth century was symptomatic rather than exceptiona. .