Top 10 buildings in fiction

Given by The Guardian

10 obres 208,191 Llibres 3,329 Ressenyes 4.2

Rather as everybody supposedly thinks they have a book in them, I wonder if every novelist thinks their mind holds unbuilt architecture. I know I do. Not the technical stuff, obviously. The

mostra'n més trigonometry and structural engineering. I mean the exciting freehand sketching bit at the start. The dreaming into existence of a building that didn’t exist before.

Of course, conjuring fictional structures on the page is about a lot more than simply satisfying unrealised ambitions: buildings have done an awful lot of work in many a fiction, shaping and expressing characters’ lives, concretising themes, rooting narratives in time and place.

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Here are some of my favourites.

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mostra'n menys

Year Awarded:
2022
ObraEtiqueta d'ordenació
Howards End (1910) de E. M. Forster
1
High-Rise (1975) de J. G. Ballard
2
The Fountainhead (1943) de Ayn Rand
The Cortlandt housing project
3
A House for Mr Biswas (1961) de V. S. Naipaul
Mr Biswas's house
4
Orgull i prejudici (1813) de Jane Austen
Pemberley
5
El castell (1925) de Franz Kafka
6
1984 (1949) de George Orwell
The Ministry of Love
7
La vida manual d'ús: novel.les (1978) de Georges Perec
11 rue Simon-Crubellier
8
The Library of Babel [short story] (1941) de Jorge Luis Borges
9
The Spire (1964) de William Golding
The Cathedral
10

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