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Underground WritingThe London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf$
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David Welsh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312236

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315978

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‘The Roar of the Underground Railway’

‘The Roar of the Underground Railway’

The Making of the Tube in the Interwar Years

(p.142) Chapter Three ‘The Roar of the Underground Railway’
Underground Writing
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the works of fiction related to the London Tube during the interwar years. It investigates how and why modernism engaged with the underground until the beginning of World War II and analyzes the relevant writings of Virginia Woolf and Arnold Bennett. This chapter also explores the elements of the so-called Tubism, a formation of artistic, literary and cultural practices and artifacts that emerged during this period.

Keywords:   London Tube, fiction, modernism, Virginia Woolf, Arnold Bennett, Tubism, interwar years

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