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City Creatures

Tim Youngs

in Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319587
eISBN:
9781781380895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses British texts published about the city between 1885 and 1900. Focusing on London, it shows how urban conditions led to a view of poorer inhabitants degenerating into ... More


Orpheus in the city

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Chapter 1 begins with a primal myth transposed to the city. William Wordsworth’s ‘Power of Music’ represents street music as an unqualified blessing: in proclaiming his fiddler ‘An Orpheus!’, the ... More


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