About: A London Short Story - Andrea Levy "Loose Change"

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Essay from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, University of Paderborn, course: Narratives of London, language: English, abstract: In her short story “Loose Change”, Andrea Levy describes an all-day meeting between two women with an emigrational background in London. One of them has already established her life in the City, while the other has just arrived as a political refugee from Uzbekistan. The initial encounter takes a rather unexpected development up to a climax and a rather surprising end. For this, the setting, as well as the character of the I-narrator, the perspective of narration, and how other Londoners are described in the story, are very important. How these elements are used in the short story will be demonstrated in the following.
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GRIN Verlag
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Published on
Dec 12, 2008
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4
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9783640228911
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Language
English
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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