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And then of course, coming as it does in a long tradition of fictional London sousing, The Drowned World partakes of a collectively watery unconscious. Throughout the novel we are exposed to a doubling of the uncanny. Kerans has never known the London he futilely surveys (futilely, since such is the accelerated rate of change, both topographic and biotic, the survey team’s mapping and classification is immediately otiose).
Archaic words have a charm that never fades away, from French sounding to wondrously mysterious ones.