Fictions Of The City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris by Matthew TauntonFictions Of The City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris by Matthew Taunton

Fictions Of The City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris

byMatthew Taunton

Hardcover | September 29, 2009

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Many studies of fictions of city life take the flneur 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 shows that mass housing is equally central to images of the modern city.
MATTHEW TAUNTON has 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 th...
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Title:Fictions Of The City: Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and ParisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230579760

ISBN - 13:9780230579767

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Table of Contents

List 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