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The Resource Paris As Revolution : Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource:)

Paris As Revolution : Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource:)

Label
Paris As Revolution : Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City
Title
Paris As Revolution
Title remainder
Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Ferguson, Priscilla P
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
University of California Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Summary expansion
In nineteenth-century Paris, passionate involvement with revolution turned the city into an engrossing object of cultural speculation. For writers caught between an explosive past and a bewildering future, revolution offered a virtuoso metaphor by which the city could be known and a vital principle through which it could be portrayed.<br />In this engaging book, Priscilla Ferguson locates the originality and modernity of nineteenth-century French literature in the intersection of the city with revolution. A cultural geography,<i>Paris as Revolution</i>"reads" the nineteenth-century city not in literary works alone but across a broad spectrum of urban icons and narratives. Ferguson moves easily between literary and cultural history and between semiotic and sociological analysis to underscore the movement and change that fueled the powerful narratives defining the century, the city, and their literature. In her understanding and reconstruction of the guidebooks of Mercier, Hugo, Vall&egrave;s, and others, alongside the novels of Flaubert, Hugo, Vall&egrave;s, and Zola, Ferguson reveals that these works are themselves revolutionary performances, ones that challenged the modernizing city even as they transcribed its emergence
Label
Paris As Revolution : Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
ssj0000218119
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (267 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780520208872
Lccn
93044374
Other control number
9780520208872
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000218119
Label
Paris As Revolution : Writing in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000218119
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (267 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780520208872
Lccn
93044374
Other control number
9780520208872
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000218119

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