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The Flaneur A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White

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Published by Bloomsbury USA .
Written in English


  • Europe - France,
  • Travel / Europe / France,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - Foreign

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12284666M
ISBN 101582342121
ISBN 109781582342122

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  The art of the Flaneur may be on the wane, but here in this book White jsut makes you want to walk and walk this lovely city. Lots of great stories, pen pictures of fascinating people and the ultimate explanation of how Americans just can't be flaneurs! Simply wonderful. Read more.4/5(68). The Flaneur's activity of strolling and loitering is mentioned increasingly frequently in sociology, cultural studies and art history but very rarely is the debate developed. This book shows that 4/5(3). The Flaneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions. Read more Read less click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.4/5(1). The Flaneur Paperback – January 1, by Edmund White (Author) out of 5 stars 6 ratings/5(6).

White manages to evoke the flaneur in his writing style very well; he wanders from subject to subject as a flaneur might wander from street to street. He had interesting facts to impart about the history of Paris. I quite enjoyed reading this book, especially as I'm interested in the concept of the flaneur.4/5(68).   Though his book calls itself a stroll, White does very little walking. (If you really want to be guided to some of the city's more recondite wonders, seek out Le Promeneur de Paris, published in.   The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris Edmund White pp, Bloomsbury, £ Buy it at a discount at BOL. What is a flâneur? There goes one now, hopping over the Author: Stuart Jeffries. It takes the image of a "flaneur"- a male word- and examines the possibility of the "flaneuse", the feminine version of the word. This book examines the implicit issues of that- the female cannot walk through a city in the same way a male does, it will be different, altered. People will raise eyebrows to see a woman walking alone at night/5.

  A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.   The flâneuse walks the streets defiantly, as a photograph taken by Marianne Breslauer suggests. In the foreground, a woman stands on the street in . A near-synonym is 'boulevardier'. He is an ambivalent figure of urban riches representing the ability to wander detached from society with no other purpose than to be an acute observer of society. The flâneur was, first of all, a literary type from 19th-century France, essential to any picture of the streets of Paris. Of course, the book is nearly twenty years old, and the more traditional earlier essays fare better in terms of showing their age: Flâneurie is, it can be argued, timeless (or, at least, our perspective on Baudelaire's "Painter of Modern Life" hasn't changed much in two decades), but when one of the authors starts to write about flâneurie in the age of the video-cassette, well /5.