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The Resource The city in literature : an intellectual and cultural history, Richard Lehan

The city in literature : an intellectual and cultural history, Richard Lehan

Label
The city in literature : an intellectual and cultural history
Title
The city in literature
Title remainder
an intellectual and cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lehan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this sweeping literary encounter with the Western idea of the city, Richard Lehan delves into literature, philosophy, and urban history to untangle the contradictory images and meanings of the urban experience. He traces the relationship between literature and the city from the early novel in England to the apocalyptic cityscapes of Thomas Pynchon. Along the way, Lehan gathers a rich entourage of support that includes Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Emile Zola, Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler. The European city is read against the decline of feudalism and the rise of empire and totalitarianism, the American city against the phenomenon of the wilderness, the frontier, and the rise of the megalopolis."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehan, Richard Daniel
Dewey number
809/.93321732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.C55
LC item number
L44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Villes dans la littérature
  • Littérature
  • Steden
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Amerikaans
  • Geestesgeschiedenis
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Ville
  • Thème littéraire
  • Vie urbaine
  • Littérature moderne
  • Urbanisme
  • Architecture et littérature
  • Villes
  • Poésie des lieux
  • Symbolisme dans l'urbanisme
  • Stadt <Motiv>
  • Literatur
Label
The city in literature : an intellectual and cultural history, Richard Lehan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36215050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780520210424
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97003443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36215050
Label
The city in literature : an intellectual and cultural history, Richard Lehan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36215050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780520210424
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
97003443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36215050

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