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Writing the city : urban visions and literary modernism / Desmond Harding.

Author/Creator:
Harding, Desmond, 1967-, author.
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series:
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Literary criticism and cultural theory
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (237 p.)
Subjects:
Comparative literature -- Irish and American.
Comparative literature -- American and Irish.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland.
City and town life in literature.
Cities and towns in literature.
Dublin (Ireland) -- In literature.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Knowledge -- Dublin (Ireland).
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Writing the City examines and challenges the traditional transatlantic axis of urban modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has often elided the historical importance of other centers that have shaped metropolitan identities and discourses. According to Desmond Harding, James Joyce's internationalist vision of Dublin generates powerful epistemic and cultural tropes that reconceive the idea of the modern city as a moral phenomenon in transcultural and transhistorical terms. Taking up the works of both Joyce and John Dos Passos, Harding investigates the lasting contributions the
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; ~Saxa Loquuntur~: The Modernist City; Dubliners: The City Betrayed; Grave Memories: The Epitaphic Consciousness of ~The Dead~; The Metropolitan Consciousness of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses and Manhattan Transfer: A Poetics of Transatlantic Literary Modernism; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-214) and index.
ISBN:
1-135-94746-5
1-135-94747-3
0-203-60345-1
1-280-05576-6
0-203-50086-5
OCLC:
252897848
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203500866 doi
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