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Debt and Desire: The Psychology of Political Economy

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The pleasures that opium gave to De Quincey included those of a flâneur, since he would roam the streets regardless of the distances and directions he took to markets and several other parts of ... More


Translating Baudelaire: L’esprit Décadent and the Early Writings

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Charles Baudelaire on C. P. Cavafy's earliest writings, including essays, fictional narratives, and prose poems. It first considers Cavafy's prose ... More


Driven to the margins

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter assesses the impact of the Millennium Dome, a structure that is believed to have been a part of an ideological project to negotiate the seeming fracture of a unified British ‘identity’. ... More


Introduction: maps of the London Underground

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces Iain Sinclair, who is a good example of the figure of the visionary outsider, and the author of known works such as Edge of the Orison and Lud Heat. It first presents a ... More


Flâneuses and The Unmaking of Place

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter proposes a gendered reading of urban space, showing how when characters move through such spaces, their trajectories are conditioned by their social status, of which gender is a crucial ... More


A Relish for the Non-Normal

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter one maintains James's interest in Spiritualism emerged during late 1840s and early 1850s in his boyhood in New York City and London, and shows how it likely derived from his father's and ... More


Strangeness and the City: The Self among Fragmented Impressions

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Moving on to Arthur Symons poetry, chapter 4 argues that in Silhouettes (1892) and London Nights (1895) the fragmented, impressionistic sensations and images of the city mirror the poet’s fragmented ... More


Bianca’s Body: Nerves and the Flâneurie of Flesh

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

With a closer attention to London Nights, chapter 5 probes into sexuality, morbidity, and the objectification of the female body. Sexual entanglement and intercourse, the chapter argues, simulates ... More


Quantitative Flânerie

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter illustrates methods for measuring scenes by describing key aspects of the scenescape. We compare specific scenes of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and show how relationships between ... More


Yang Lian and the Flâneur in Exile

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter develops an alternative to the entrapping oscillation between sameness and difference that bedevils contemporary approaches to comparative literature. It does so by exploring the ... More


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