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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris

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Anna-Louise Milne, Joan Dejean, Stéphane Van Damne, Tom Stammers, Owen Heathcote, Maria Scott, Brian Nelson, Nicole G. Albert, Nicholas Hewitt, Jeremy Stubbs, Geoff Gilbert, Alec G. Hargreaves, Michael Sheringham
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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107005129

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  • No city more than Paris has had such a constant and deep association with the development of literary forms and cultural ideas. The idea of the city as a space of literary self-consciousness started to take hold in the sixteenth century. By 1620, where this volume begins, the first in a long line of extraordinary works of the human imagination, in which the city represented itself to itself, had begun to find form in print. This collection follows that process through to the present day. Beginning with the 'salon', followed by the hybrid culture of libertinage and the revolutionary hotbeds of working-class districts, it explores the continuities and changes between the pre-modern era and the nineteenth century, when Paris asserted itself as cultural capital of Europe. It goes on to explore how this vision of Paris as a key capital of modernity has shaped contemporary literature.

    • Engages with the vastly significant role the city of Paris has played in the history of ideas and cultural forms
    • Explores the complexity of this city, aided by detailed illustrations, geographically as well as chronologically
    • Situates works of great literary significance within the frame of Paris
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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107005129
    • length: 285 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction – the city as book Anna-Louise Milne
    2. The Marais: 'Paris' in the seventeenth century Joan Dejean
    3. Libertine Paris Stéphane Van Damne
    4. The Faubourg Saint-Antoine: epicentre of revolution? Tom Stammers
    5. Honoré de Balzac's 'Idea' of Paris Owen Heathcote
    6. Circulation in Baudelaire's Paris Maria Scott
    7. The remaking of Paris: Zola and Haussmann Brian Nelson
    8. Paris-Lesbos: Colette's haunts Nicole G. Albert
    9. Céline and Montmartre: Bohemia and music hall Nicholas Hewitt
    10. Surrealist literature and urban crime Jeremy Stubbs
    11. The location of experiment: 'Modernist Paris' Geoff Gilbert
    12. Banlieue blues Alec G. Hargreaves
    13. Paris: city of disappearances Michael Sheringham
    Guide to further reading

  • Editor

    Anna-Louise Milne, University of London Institute in Paris
    Anna-Louise Milne is a Senior Lecturer at the University of London Institute in Paris.


    Anna-Louise Milne, Joan Dejean, Stéphane Van Damne, Tom Stammers, Owen Heathcote, Maria Scott, Brian Nelson, Nicole G. Albert, Nicholas Hewitt, Jeremy Stubbs, Geoff Gilbert, Alec G. Hargreaves, Michael Sheringham

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