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    Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, T.W. Adorno, and companions writing the city

    Leslie, Esther (2021) Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, T.W. Adorno, and companions writing the city. In: Tambling, J. (ed.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319625928.

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    The Frankfurt School of thinkers and their associates are embedded in city life. They rely on the institutions of the city to communicate their ideas. Furthermore, they absorb the rhythms and constructions that seem apparent to them in urban life into the structure and formats of their writing and thinking. This claim is explored in the thought of a number of critics associated with the Frankfurt School in relation to ideas of montage, constellation and porosity, stimulated through the locations of Paris, Berlin and Naples. Book synopsis: This encyclopedia is an indispensable resource and recourse for all who are thinking about cities and the urban, and the relation of cities to literature, and to ways of writing about cities. Covering a vast terrain, this work includes entries on theorists, individual writers, individual cities, countries, cities in relation to the arts, film and music, urban space, pre/early and modern cities, concepts and movements and definitions amongst others. Written by an international team of contributors, this is the first resource of its kind to pull together such a comprehensive overview of the field.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Esther Leslie
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 16:24
    Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 16:24


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