The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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In this publication, Brand traces the origin of the flaneur, a detached, casual, and powerful urban spectator, who regards the metropolis as an entertaining spectacle and text, of seventeenth-century English literature. He then discusses the development of the English language tradition of the flaneur in its social, cultural, and philosophical contexts. Taking the encounter with the spectator and city life as an important point of contact with modernity, Brand offers his own readings of three of the most important American ...

The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth-Century American Literature 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521362078

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The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth Century American Literature 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521152747

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