Walking in the City

Urban Experience and Literary Psychogeography in Eighteenth-Century London

Authors: Löffler, Catharina

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In this book, Catharina Löffler traces the psycho-physical experiences of London walkers in eighteenth-century literature. For this purpose, readings of fascinating, exciting, comical and sometimes disturbing texts grant insights into a culturally, historically and socially significant time in the history of London and make this book a tour of London as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of fictional eighteenth-century urban walkers. Uniting concepts of literary theory, urban studies and psychogeography, Löffler approaches a cross-generic range of literary texts that design uniquely subjective visions and versions of the city. A journey through the fictions and factions of eighteenth-century London, this book provides a compelling read for anyone interested in the history and literature of the English capital.

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Catharina Löffler holds a degree of English literature and music, and is a lecturer of English literary and cultural studies at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany.

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“This is a worthwhile attempt to bring an important current approach to the urban imaginary to the literature of perambulation in eighteenth-century London. … Löffler exposes a rich seam of writing, ranging across a wide spectrum of genres, which rein forces current scholarship in presenting the metropolis as a shifting, multivalent kaleidoscope of spaces and experiences: not one London but many Londons, in the representation and imagining of which literary psychogeography plays a significant part.” (Elizabeth McKellar, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 31 (3), 2019)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Walking in the City
Book Subtitle
Urban Experience and Literary Psychogeography in Eighteenth-Century London
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-17743-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-17743-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-17742-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 357
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