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Metropolis on the Styx : the underworlds of modern urban culture, 1800-2001

Author: David L Pike
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.
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"In Metropolis on the Styx,David L. Pike considers how underground spaces and their many myths have organized ways of seeing, thinking about, and living in the modern city. Expanding on the cultural history of underground construction in his acclaimed previous book, Subterranean Cities, Pike details the emergence of a vertical city in the imagination of nineteenth-century Paris and London, a city overseen by hosts  Read more...
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Pike, David L. (David Lawrence), 1963-
Metropolis on the Styx.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)609287445
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Pike
ISBN: 9780801444906 080144490X 9780801473043 0801473047
OCLC Number: 124074963
Description: xvii, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Devil, the Underground, and the Vertical City --
Underground Metropolis --
Modernist Space and Underground Theory --
From the Mine to the Trench --
Devil above and the Devil below --
Devil and the Rhythms of Modern Life --
Seasons in Twentieth-Century Hell --
Modernism, Memory, and Urban Space --
2. Devil Comes to Town --
Devil in Paris and London --
Devil in Urban Hell --
Spectacles of the Metropolitan Devil --
His Satanic Majesty's Court --
Devil on Crutches --
Satanic Verses --
Devil Take the Hindmost --
Modern Devil --
3. Mysteries of the Underground --
True Mysteries of the Modern Metropolis Revealed --
Sensations of Subterranean London --
"If the rich only knew ..." --
Afterlife of the Urban Mysteries --
Urban Underworlds of Postwar America --
4. Through the Looking Glass --
Er Ego in Arcadia --
Down by the Dark Arches --
Passage under the Thames --
Foreign Incursions --
Arcade Entrenched --
Thresholds of Stage and Screen --
Threshold of a New Millennium.
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