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At home in the city : urban domesticity in American literature and culture, 1850-1930

"In the middle of the nineteenth century, urban families began to inhabit multi-unit residences that redefined American city landscapes and altered the ways in which Americans understood urban space. Helping to create among city dwellers a distinctively modern subjectivity was a host of writers who experimented in prose with the possibilities and dangers of urban space. Reformers, planners, and engineers also shaped urban sensibilities by experimenting with architectural form in the city's physical landscape." "Imaginatively juxtaposing literary criticism with a history of the built environment, Klimasmith emphaszies the fluidity and dynamism of these new residential spaces, allowing us to witness the unfolding of modernity and to view the modernist subject at its very inception. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2005
University Press of New England ; University of New Hampshire Press, Hanover, Durham, N.H., ©2005