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City codes : reading the modern urban novel

Author: Hana Wirth-Nesher
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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City Codes is a study of the representation of the city in the modern novel that takes difference as its point of departure, so that cities are read according to the cultural and social position of the urbanite City Codes argues that the modern urban novel, in contrast to earlier novels, is characterized by an intersection of public and private space, but that this intersection is mapped differently according to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Isaac Bashevis Singer; Amos Oz; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Amos Oz; Amos Oz; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Englisch; A Andrae; Amos Oz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hana Wirth-Nesher
ISBN: 0521473144 9780521473149
OCLC Number: 31815274
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: reading cities --
Partitioned cities: spatical and temporal walls --
Isaac Bashevis Singer's Warsaw, The Family Moskat ; Amos Oz's Jerusalem, My Michael --
Divided cities: social walls. Theodore Dreiser's Chicago and New York, Sister Carrie ; Ralph Ellison's New York, Invisible Man --
Translated cities: domesticating the foreign. Henry James's Paris, The Ambassadors ; Henry Roth's New York, Call It Sleep --
Estranged cities: defamiliarizing home. James Joyce's Dublin, Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ; Virginia Woolf's London, Mrs. Dalloway --
Epilogue: metropolitan musings.
Responsibility: Hana Wirth-Nesher.
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