Flâneuse

Flâneuse

Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

Book - 2017
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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
ISBN: 9780374156046
0374156042
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Aug 04, 2017

This is an incredibly interesting and detailed book about women. It could be related to feminism as this book has a lot of these aspects. This book also shows a vast variety of different places as each chapter focuses on a different city/country, from Japan to Italy and America. This also gives you information about different historical periods and the author is able to relate the past to the present. This book is definitely well written but an issue that continues happening is that the author gets off point in the text multiple times, thus making it quite difficult to read/understand. But if you like books with many different cultures or you love to read about history and the women included, I would say give this book a chance!
- @TheCollector of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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