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The Resource Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel, Robert Alter

Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel, Robert Alter

Label
Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel
Title
Imagined cities
Title remainder
urban experience and the language of the novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Alter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A literary investigation of how the modern metropolis--intoxicating, disturbing, powerful--changed perceptions and irrevocably altered the Western imagination. Alter traces the arc of literary development triggered by the runaway growth of urban centers from the early nineteenth century through the first two decades of the twentieth. As new technologies and arrangements of public and private space changed the ways people experienced time and space, the urban panorama became less coherent--a metropolis defying traditional representation and definition, a vast jumble of shifting fragments and glimpses--and writers were compelled to create new methods for conveying the experience of the city. In interpretations of novels by Flaubert, Dickens, Bely, Woolf, Joyce, and Kafka, Alter reveals the ways the city entered the literary imagination.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alter, Robert
Dewey number
809.3/9321732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.C5
LC item number
A48 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European fiction
  • European fiction
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Roman européen
  • Roman européen
  • Villes dans la littérature
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • European fiction
  • Letterkunde
  • Steden
Label
Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel, Robert Alter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flaubert--the demise of the spectator -- Flaubert--urban poetics -- Dickens--the realism of metaphor -- Dickens--intimations of apocalypse -- Bely--phantasmatic city -- Woolf--urban pastoral -- Joyce--metropolitan shuffle -- Kafka--suspicion and the city
Control code
123167239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300127072
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111whz
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123167239
Label
Imagined cities : urban experience and the language of the novel, Robert Alter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flaubert--the demise of the spectator -- Flaubert--urban poetics -- Dickens--the realism of metaphor -- Dickens--intimations of apocalypse -- Bely--phantasmatic city -- Woolf--urban pastoral -- Joyce--metropolitan shuffle -- Kafka--suspicion and the city
Control code
123167239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300127072
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111whz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123167239

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