Literature and the Peripheral City

Literature and the Peripheral City

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Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The essays in this collection explore urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents, taking the reader on a journey from global urban hubs such as London and New York to Nordic capitals and cities like Santiago and Johannesburg. The book shows powerfully that peripheral areas are essential to bo th urban fiction and the identities of cities. The urban experience keeps feeding on images from the margins and hinterlands, which help cities and their parts define themselves. Without peripheries there would be no centres.... The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815a€“ 1851. Oxford: Oxford UP ... Perec, Georges. Life: A Usera#39;s Manual. ... Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. Cambridge, MA:anbsp;...

Title:Literature and the Peripheral City
Author:Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Markku Salmela
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-05-27


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