Sites of death in some recent British fiction

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Although it is often thought that death has been removed from view in the twentieth century into the hospital, the hospice, the funeral parlour, the crematorium, this article shows, through a reading of a range of British fiction writers (such as J. G. Ballard, Gordon Burn, Iain Sinclair, Tom McCarthy) how death and dying are ubiquitous in the contemporary mediated world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-229
Number of pages18
JournalNew Formations
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016
EventDeath and the Contemporary - Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Oct 201211 Sept 2013


  • death
  • J.G. Ballard
  • Tom McCarthy
  • Gordon Burn
  • Iain Sinclair
  • Graham Swift
  • psychogeography
  • Detective Fiction
  • modern rituals

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