The Picturegoers

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The Picturegoers
First edition
Author David Lodge
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher MacGibbon & Kee
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)

The Picturegoers (1960) is the first novel by British writer David Lodge.

The novel interweaves scenes at and near a neighborhood movie theatre, using movies as a touchstone for exploring Catholic values in a changing world, where the cinema introduces values and behaviors from the greater society that differ from those of the traditional community. Various characters are portrayed, representing, to a certain extent, common types of people in a small earlyish twentieth-century British London neighborhood, though the focus is on one lower-middle-class family.


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Le roman catholique britannique contemporain, by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Voices from British Literature,, pp. 152~154.