Many studies of fictions of city life take the flâneur as the characteristic metropolitan type and streets and plazas as definitive urban spaces. Looking at novels and films set in London and Paris from L'Assommoir to Nil By Mouth , this book showsthat mass housing is equallycentral toimages ofthe modern city.
About the Author
MATTHEW TAUNTONhas taught at University College London, Birkbeck College, Goldsmiths College, Central St Martins and the Open University, UK. His research interests lie in British and French literature from the nineteenth century to the present, urban studies, media history and film. His journalism appears in the New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Haussman's Paris and the Immeuble The London Suburbs The Rise of the Parisian Banlieue The London Council Estate Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index