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The ruins of urban modernity : Thomas Pynchon's Against the day

Author: Utku Mogultay
Publisher: New York ; London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
Series: Literary studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ruins of Urban Modernity examines Thomas Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day through the critical lens of urban spatiality. Navigating the textual landscapes of New York, Venice, London, Los Angeles and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Against the Day reimagines urban modernity at the turn of the 20th century. As the complex novel collapses and rebuilds anew the spatial imaginaries underlying the popular fictions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Pynchon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Utku Mogultay
ISBN: 9781501339509 1501339508
OCLC Number: 1043878137
Description: 227 Seiten. : Illustrationen. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Explorations and mappings --
Learning from venice --
Movements and machines --
The white city --
The urban frontier --
The unreal city --
A tale of three cities --
The doleful city --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Literary studies
Responsibility: Utku Mogultay.
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The Ruins of Urban Modernity examines Thomas Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day through the critical lens of urban spatiality. Navigating the textual landscapes of New York, Venice, London, Los Angeles and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Against the Day reimagines urban modernity at the turn of the 20th century. As the complex novel collapses and rebuilds anew the spatial imaginaries underlying the popular fictions of urban modernity, Utku Mogultay explores how such creative disfiguration throws light on the contemporary urban world. Through critical spatial readings, he considers how Pynchon historicizes issues ranging from the commodification of the urban landscape to the politics of place-making. In Mogultay's reading, Against the Day is shown to offer an oblique negotiation of postmodern urban spaces, thus directing our attention to the ongoing erosion of sociospatial diversity in North American cities and elsewhere.

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