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Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London - Lauren Elkin
Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
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'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities.That is an imaginary definition.'If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse?In this... show more
'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities.That is an imaginary definition.'If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse?In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a de
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Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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2.0 Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
I had some great expectations from this book and sadly they were not met. This is one part memoir (most of it), one part cultural history (women walking, mostly, in Paris and New York), one part literature (I got some interesting suggestions for my to-read pile) and one part diary (Oh Mon Dieu! to s...
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