Top 10 buildings in fiction

Utdelare: The Guardian

10 verk 208,191 böcker 3,329 recensioner 4.2

Rather as everybody supposedly thinks they have a book in them, I wonder if every novelist thinks their mind holds unbuilt architecture. I know I do. Not the technical stuff, obviously. The

visa mer trigonometry and structural engineering. I mean the exciting freehand sketching bit at the start. The dreaming into existence of a building that didn’t exist before.

Of course, conjuring fictional structures on the page is about a lot more than simply satisfying unrealised ambitions: buildings have done an awful lot of work in many a fiction, shaping and expressing characters’ lives, concretising themes, rooting narratives in time and place.

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Here are some of my favourites.

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2022
VerkSorteringsetikett
Howards End (1910) av E. M. Forster
1
High-Rise (1975) av J. G. Ballard
2
Urkällan : [roman] (1943) av Ayn Rand
The Cortlandt housing project
3
A House for Mr Biswas (1961) av V. S. Naipaul
Mr Biswas's house
4
Stolthet och fördom (1813) av Jane Austen
Pemberley
5
Slottet (1925) av Franz Kafka
6
Nittonhundraåttiofyra (1949) av George Orwell
The Ministry of Love
7
Livet en bruksanvisning (1978) av Georges Perec
11 rue Simon-Crubellier
8
The Library of Babel [short story] (1941) av Jorge Luis Borges
9
Spiran : roman (1964) av William Golding
The Cathedral
10

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