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Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
Title:
Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
ISBN:
9780374156046
Physical Description:
317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note (Repeatable):
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Great Britain."
Contents:
Flâneuse-ing -- Long Island: New York -- Paris: cafés where they -- London: Bloomsbury -- Paris: children of the revolution -- Venice: obedience -- Tokyo: inside -- Paris: protest -- Paris: neighbourhood -- Everywhere: the view from the ground -- New York: return -- Epilogue: Flâneuserie.
Abstract:
The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of Elkin. She takes us on a cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis.
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.