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Tourism > Flaneuse: women walk the city in Paris. New York, Tokyo, Venice, London

Tourism Tourism: Flaneuse: women walk the city in Paris. New York, Tokyo, Venice, London

  • By Lauren Elkin
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780099593379
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 13/07/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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Flaneuse [flanne-euhzeß, noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur [flanne-euhrß, an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'If the word flaneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia - then what exactly is a flaneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as `a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'.

Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flaneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flaneuses who have lived and walked in those cities. From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flaneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

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Series Tourism Title Flaneuse: women walk the city in Paris. New York, Tokyo, Venice, London
Subject English Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date July 2017 Authors Lauren Elkin
Binding Paperback Pages 336
Size(mm) 135x196 Weight (gms) 386
ESB Code 123163 ISBN 9780099593379
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 13/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £9.99

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