Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and LondonBook - 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm