Posts tagged with ‘East End’

  • On Brick Lane

    On Brick Lane is an unforgettable journey through the vanished past, the disappearing present and the emerging future of one of Britain’s most mythologized and misunderstood streets. Home to successive waves of immigrants, from eighteenth century Huguenot weavers to the Jewish refugeesof the 1880s to the late twentieth-century Bangladeshi community, Brick Lane is now one of the most fashionable and sought-after addresses in London.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • London E1

    This novel by Robert Poole (originally published in 1961) set in and around Brick Lane during and directly after the blitz, documents the war years, when the Jewish and white working class communities were still very present in the area and the first Asian migrants were beginning to settle there. The relationships and tensions between these different groups is told with an attention to detail that suggests true to life fiction.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • London: City of Disappearances

    Welcome to the real, unauthorised London: the disappeared, the unapproved, the unvoiced, the mythical and the all-but forgotten. This anthology of London writing, edited by Iain Sinclair, with contributions by J. G. Ballard, Will Self, Marina Warner, Michael Moorcock, Rachel Lichtenstein and others, is the perfect companion to the city.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • Keeping Pace

    A publication by Rachel Lichtenstein to accompany the exhibition Keeping Pace she curated at the Women’s Library in 2003, which celebrated the lives of older women in the East End through oral testimony, visual art and personal memorabilia.

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    Rachel Litchenstein