By Gillian Jein

ISBN-10: 1783085126

ISBN-13: 9781783085125

Ever considering that people first travelled, towns have constituted very important fabric and literary locations. whereas the town has shaped a key subject matter for students of literary fiction, visitors’ writings at the western urban were a little bit ignored via shuttle reviews. despite the fact that, trip writing with its recognition to distinction offers a wealthy resource for the learn of representational concepts and strategies in glossy city space.

Beginning on the Crystal Palace in 1851 and finishing up within the skyscrapers of NYC, this booklet analyses the writings of lesser-known in addition to canonical French commute writers, together with Paul Morand, Jean-Paul Sartre, Georges Perec and Jean Baudrillard. Tracing the paintings of those writers in London and big apple from 1851 to the Nineteen Eighties, it contributes to a physique of labor that analyses commute and trip writing past the Anglophone context, and engages in questions referring to the French mind's eye of attainable meanings for all times within the smooth urban. one of many crucial tenets of the e-book is that, within the approach its areas are deliberate, encountered and represented, the town is lively in formulating identities, whereas the book’s guiding query is how research of French shuttle writing permits us to discover the multiplicity of city modernities via attractive with the historic and cultural alterations inner to ‘the West’.

Bringing jointly the strands of idea, context and poetic research, the booklet treats of commute writing as a spatial perform, one who engages representations of city area in questions of nationality, strength and legibility. during this means, it opens avenues for the exploration of city modernity from a place of alterity, wherein substitute creative geographies of town come into view.

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