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The Resource The Cambridge companion to the city in literature, edited by Kevin R. McNamara

The Cambridge companion to the city in literature, edited by Kevin R. McNamara

Label
The Cambridge companion to the city in literature
Title
The Cambridge companion to the city in literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin R. McNamara
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the myths and legends that fashioned the identities of ancient city-states to the diversity of literary performance in contemporary cities around the world, literature and the city are inseparably entwined. The international team of scholars in this volume offers a comprehensive, accessible survey of the literary city, exploring the myriad cities that authors create and the genres in which allegorical cities appear. Early chapters consider the literary legacies of historical and symbolic cities from antiquity to the early modern period, while subsequent chapters consider the importance of literature to the relationship between urban landscape and memory. These later chapters explore the form of the literary city and its response to social and technological change; dystopian, nocturnal, pastoral, and sublime cities; and the cities of economic, sexual, cultural, and linguistic outsiders"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93321732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.C55
LC item number
C36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McNamara, Kevin R.
Series statement
Cambridge companions to literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Literature and society
Label
The Cambridge companion to the city in literature, edited by Kevin R. McNamara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Kevin R. McNamara -- 1. Celestial cities and rationalist utopias / Antonis Balasopoulos -- 2. The city in the literature of antiquity / Susan Stephens -- 3. The medieval and early-modern city in literature / Karen Newman -- 4. The spectator and rise of the modern metropole / Alison O'Byrne -- 5. Memory, desire, lyric: the flâneur / Catherine Nesci -- 6. Social science and urban realist narrative / Stuart Culver -- 7. The socio-economic outsider: labor and the poor / Bart Keunen and Luc de Droogh -- 8. The urban nightspace / James R. Giles -- 9. Masses, forces, and the urban sublime / Christophe den Tandt -- 10. Fragment and form in the city of modernism / Arnold L. Weinstein --11. Cities of the avant-garde / Malcolm Miles -- 12. Urban dystopias / Rob Latham and Jeff Hicks -- 13. Postmodern cities / Nick Bentley -- 14. Colonial cities / Seth Graebner -- 15. Postcolonial cities / Caroline Herbert -- 16. The translated city: immigrants, diasporans, and cosmopolitans / Azade Seyhan -- 17. Gay and lesbian urbanity / Gregory Woods -- 18. Some versions of urban pastoral / Kevin R. McNamara and Timothy Gray
Control code
881444036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107028036
Lccn
2014002492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881444036
Label
The Cambridge companion to the city in literature, edited by Kevin R. McNamara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Kevin R. McNamara -- 1. Celestial cities and rationalist utopias / Antonis Balasopoulos -- 2. The city in the literature of antiquity / Susan Stephens -- 3. The medieval and early-modern city in literature / Karen Newman -- 4. The spectator and rise of the modern metropole / Alison O'Byrne -- 5. Memory, desire, lyric: the flâneur / Catherine Nesci -- 6. Social science and urban realist narrative / Stuart Culver -- 7. The socio-economic outsider: labor and the poor / Bart Keunen and Luc de Droogh -- 8. The urban nightspace / James R. Giles -- 9. Masses, forces, and the urban sublime / Christophe den Tandt -- 10. Fragment and form in the city of modernism / Arnold L. Weinstein --11. Cities of the avant-garde / Malcolm Miles -- 12. Urban dystopias / Rob Latham and Jeff Hicks -- 13. Postmodern cities / Nick Bentley -- 14. Colonial cities / Seth Graebner -- 15. Postcolonial cities / Caroline Herbert -- 16. The translated city: immigrants, diasporans, and cosmopolitans / Azade Seyhan -- 17. Gay and lesbian urbanity / Gregory Woods -- 18. Some versions of urban pastoral / Kevin R. McNamara and Timothy Gray
Control code
881444036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107028036
Lccn
2014002492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)881444036

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