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The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth-Century American Literature


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Dezember 2014

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Dana Brand traces the origin of the flaneur to seventeenth-century English literature and to nineteenth-century American literature.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements; 1. The flaneur and modernity; 2. The development of the flaneur in England; 3. The flaneur in the nineteenth century; 4. The flaneur in America; 5. From the flaneur to the detective: interpreting the city of Poe; 6. The urban spectator in Hawthorne's sketches; 7. The Blythedale Romance and the culture of modernity; 8. 'Immense phantom concourse': Whitman and the urban crowd; 9. Conclusion; Notes; Works cited; Index.

Pressestimmen

"...this book makes a useful contribution to the study of urbanization, modernity, and mid-nineteenth-century literature in America." American Literature "Brand has expanded our understanding of the early consciousness of American cities in ways that we will not be able to ignore." The Journal of American History
EAN: 9780521362078
ISBN: 0521362075
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2014
Seitenanzahl: 242 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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