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Author Elkin, Lauren, author.

Title Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London / Lauren Elkin.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  305.4 ELK    AVAILABLE
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Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary A flâneuse is, in Lauren Elkin’s words, “a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk.” Virginia Woolf called it “streethaunting,” Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1960s New York. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between singular women and their cities as a way to map her own life—a journey that begins in New York and takes us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo, and London—including the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing, nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the journalist Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film women’s sometimes liberating, sometimes fraught relationship to the metropolis.
Note "Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Great Britain."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-298).
Subject Elkin, Lauren -- Travel.
Women authors -- Homes and haunts.
Women artists -- Homes and haunts.
City and town life.
Flaneurs -- History.
ISBN 9780374156046 (hardcover)
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