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Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin

  • Condition: Used: Very Good
  • Type: Hardback
  • Language - English
  • 316 Pages
  • 16cm x 23.6cm (6.3" x 9.29")
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • 2016

Part cultural meander, part memoir, Fl âneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis.

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