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Multicultural Dickens

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1HolmesGirl
jul 13, 2012, 9:00am

If Dickens were alive today, how do you feel he would view our multicultural society, and how would this affect his work compared to his other novels? Would he view the multiculturalist description of society is a highly distorted one?

2DanMat
Redigerat: jul 13, 2012, 10:02am

A séance would be the only way to find out for certain.

3DanMat
jul 13, 2012, 10:35am

Modern day London seems fairly diverse. But are you asking what kind of work he'd be producing today, or are you asking how would he view his own work from the "modern" lense?

4HolmesGirl
jul 28, 2012, 6:42pm

Bit creepy, but I'd give it a go out of interest and fascination -!

5HolmesGirl
jul 28, 2012, 6:43pm

I would say ow he would view his work from the 'modern' lense.

6DanMat
jul 30, 2012, 10:13am

Dickens wrote during the Victorian era, but I truly don't believe him to be underlyingly ignorant of the things we now consider modern. The more that comes out on the man, the more complex he seems. And I think it's there in the work if you read closely enough.

Here is a review of a couple of the newer biographies:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/aug/16/mystery-charles-dickens/

7HolmesGirl
jul 30, 2012, 1:08pm

Okay, thank you.