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City images : perspectives from literature, philosophy, and film

Author: Mary Ann Caws
Publisher: New York : Gordon and Breach, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays which offer glimpses of the city as it appears in films, novels, photographs, poems, architecture, essays, stagings and journals. The book moves from historical and concrete  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Caws
ISBN: 2881244262 9782881244261 2881244645 9782881244643
OCLC Number: 21041150
Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Discourse and the city --
The city : some classical moments / Charles Molesworth --
Discourse, polis, finiteness, perfection / Stephen David Ross --
2. Cognitive mapping : labyrinths, libraries and crossroads --
The labyrinth as sign / Wendy B. Faris --
The labyrinth and the library en abyme : Eco, Borges, Dickens / Gerhard Joseph --
On city streets and narrative logic / Steven Winspur --
3. Character and poetry in the city --
From topos to anthropoid : the city as character in twentieth-century Texts / Jane Augustine --
The cosmopolis of poetics : urban world, uncertain poetry / Michael Heller --
4. The city as landscape --
Virginia Woolf's London and the feminist revision of modernism / Susan M. Squier --
Cingria and his cities / Eugene Nicole --
The New York writer and his landscapes / Alfred Kazin --
5. New York To Paris --
The breakup of the city and the breakdown of narrative : Baudelaire's "Le cygne" and James Merrill's "Urban convalescence" / Arnold Weinstein --
From memory lane to memory boulevard : Paris change! / Sima Godfrey --
Paris, Baudelaire and Benjamin : the poetics of urban violence / Josephine Diamond --
Framing the city : two Parisian windows / Christopher Prendergast --
6. Claims on the city --
City, swain and subtext in Blake's songs / Frederick Garber --
"Things can't go on like this" : a beggar's itinerary / Deborah Esch --
7. Contemporary cities : trafficking and filming --
Trafficking in philosophy : lines of force in the city-text / Laura Rice --
City/cinema/dream / Jon Lewis --
8. Enactment and lastness --
The last manifesto / Richard Kuhns.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Ann Caws.

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