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Author Elkin, Lauren, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
©2016

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Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  305.4 ELKIN    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  305.4 ELKIN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  305.4 ELK    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.4 ELKIN    DUE 06-04-22
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.4 EL52    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  305.4 ELKIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  305.4 ELKIN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  305.4 ELKIN    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, Great Britain."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-298).
Summary 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 Elkin. She takes us on a 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. 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.
Contents Flâneuse-ing -- Long Island: New York -- Paris: cafés where they -- London: Bloomsbury -- Paris: children of the revolution -- Venice: obedience -- Tokyo: inside -- Paris: protest -- Paris: neighbourhood -- Everywhere: the view from the ground -- New York: return -- Epilogue: Flâneuserie.
Subject Elkin, Lauren -- Travel.
Women authors -- Homes and haunts.
Women artists -- Homes and haunts.
City and town life.
Flaneurs -- History.
HISTORY / Women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9780374156046 (hardcover)
0374156042 (hardcover)
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