Underground Movements: Modern Culture on the New York City Subway - Science / Technology / Culture (Paperback)Sunny Stalter-Pace (author)
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Writers and artists took up questions that originated in the sphere of urban planning to explore how underground movement changed the ways people understand the city. Modern poets envisioned the subway as a space of literary innovation; playwrights and fiction writers used it to gauge the consequences of migration and immigration; and essayists found that it underscored the fragile relationship between urban development and memory. Even today, the symbolic associations forged by these early texts continue to influence understanding of the cultural significance of the subway and the city it connects.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 18 mm
A stimulating and impressive book.... Its interdisciplinary breadth is admirable and its comprehensive account of New York subway texts provides a model for historically and geographically grounded literary research.--Hsuan Hsu, author of Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteeth-Century American Literature
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