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Flâneuse: women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Physical Desc:
317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin. In her wonderfully gender-bending new book, the flâneuse is a "determined, resourceful individual keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city and the liberating possibilities of a good walk." Virginia Woolf called it "street haunting"; Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1970s New York.
Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent 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 the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis.
Called "deliciously spiky and seditious" by The Guardian, Flâneuse will inspire you to light out for the great cities yourself.

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First American edition.
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English
ISBN:
9780374156046, 0374156042

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General Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Great Britain."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-298).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Elkin, L. (2017). Flâneuse: women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Elkin, Lauren. 2017. Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Elkin, Lauren, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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Elkin, Lauren. Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. Print.

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