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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature

Reformed Geographies

Authors: Neculai, C.

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About this book

Interdisciplinary in nature, this project draws on fiction, non-fiction and archival material to theorize urban space and literary/cultural production in the context of the United States and New York City. Spanning from the mid-1970s fiscal crisis to the 1987 Market Crash, New York writing becomes akin to geographical fieldwork in this rich study.

About the authors

Catalina Neculai is Lecturer in Academic Writing at the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University, UK.

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“Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature proposes a new theoretical approach to literary geography by delving into writers’ responses to the uneven development of New York City, and it offers a thorough critique of literature written in the 1970s and 1980s. … It is definitely a useful tool for those who wish to explore the intersections of late twentieth-century New York fiction and non-fiction, archival material, urban, human, and cultural geography, and urban politics and history.” (Erika Mikó, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 22 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Prologue: Urban Hermeneutics and the Problem of the Fetish Space

    Neculai, Catalina

    Pages 1-17

  • The Paradigmatic Exceptionality of New York: Scaffolding a Radical Literary Urbanism

    Neculai, Catalina

    Pages 21-49

  • Downtown, Uptown, and the Urbanization of Literary Consciousness

    Neculai, Catalina

    Pages 51-79

  • Scale, Culture, and Real Estate: The Reproduction of Lowliness in Great Jones Street

    Neculai, Catalina

    Pages 83-111

  • Kill the Poor : Low-Rent Aesthetics and the New Housing Order

    Neculai, Catalina

    Pages 113-150

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eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-34020-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover £59.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34019-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £56.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46476-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature
Book Subtitle
Reformed Geographies
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Catalina Neculai
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34020-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137340207
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34019-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46476-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 240
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