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METROLAND by Mind Map: METROLAND

1. CONTEXT

1.1. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT

1.1.1. 1963

1.1.2. 1968

1.1.3. 1977

1.2. SETTING

2. Reviews

3. overview

3.1. the evolution of one suburban schoolboy - anger generation

3.1.1. significant life-experiences

3.1.1.1. TRAVEL

3.1.1.1.1. Story of the Metroland p. 35

3.1.1.2. juvenile fears

3.1.1.2.1. identites

3.1.1.3. developing his own sexuality from experience/ beyond theory

3.1.1.3.1. experimental affair with Annick

3.1.1.3.2. marital comfort with Marion

3.1.1.3.3. ?? monogamy, fidelity, adultery

3.1.2. artistic temperament

3.1.2.1. scorched Earth -

3.1.2.2. constructive loaf in Paris

3.1.2.3. being into life

3.1.2.3.1. a compromise

3.1.3. from adolescence through to young adulthood and parenthood

3.1.3.1. Paris, travel

3.1.3.2. Afterwards

3.1.3.3. utilitarian approach?

4. Seminar topics

4.1. STRUCTURE

4.1.1. Metroland 1963

4.1.2. Paris 1968

4.1.3. Metroland II 1977

4.1.4. Final chapter in all three parts - Object relations

4.1.4.1. What else are you at that age but a creature part willing, part consenting, part being chosen?

4.1.4.2. conscious choices

4.1.5. questions asked by the narrator

4.2. NARRATIVE VOICES

4.2.1. Christopher, the narrator

4.2.2. Christopher, age 16

4.2.3. Tony age 16

4.2.4. Nigel

4.2.5. Tony, age 30

4.2.6. Annick

4.2.7. Marion

4.3. CHARACTERS

4.3.1. Christopher

4.3.1.1. yearning recognition as an adult

4.3.2. Tony

4.3.2.1. epat

4.3.3. Annick

4.3.4. Marion

4.4. GENRE(S)

4.4.1. coming-of-age novel

4.4.2. autobiography

4.4.3. POMO

5. A READING

5.1. Auden vs. Rimbaud - staging a difference "poetry makes nothing happen"

5.1.1. rebel without a cause

5.1.1.1. Flaubert on politics

5.1.1.2. hollow hedonism, avoiding responsibility?

5.1.2. coming of age into middle class conformity, Character of Christopher

5.1.2.1. family, Front Seat, uncle Arthur, Nigel

5.1.2.2. Paris on false pretenses

5.1.3. budding Fat Cat

5.1.3.1. Marion, voice of reason

5.1.3.2. Object relations

5.1.3.3. domesticity, sensibility