The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris

by Anna-Louise Milne
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107423862
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

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

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