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Literature and the Peripheral City

Authors: Finch, Jason, Salmela, Markku

Editors: Ameel, L. (Ed.)

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Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The contributors to this collection explore literary urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents and numerous cities.

About the authors

Lieven Ameel, University of Helsinki, Finland Jason Finch, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Topi Lappalainen, University of Helsinki, Finland Markku Salmela, University of Tampere, Finland Aleksejs Taube, University of Latvia, Latvia Tone Selboe, University of Oslo, Norway Jeremy Tambling, independent scholar, UK Elle-Mari Talivee, Tuglas and Under Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Estonia Marita Wenzel, North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa Bieke Willem, Ghent University, Belgium Lydia Wistisen, University of Stockholm, Sweden Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer, Ghent University, Belgium

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Peripherality and Literary Urban Studies

    Ameel, Lieven (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Detroit and Paris, Paris as Detroit

    Tambling, Jeremy

    Pages 21-39

  • “It’s Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?” Urban Peripherality and the Narrative Framing of Literary Beginnings

    Ameel, Lieven

    Pages 40-55

  • The Peripheries of London Slumland in George Gissing and Alexander Baron

    Finch, Jason

    Pages 56-74

  • A Topography of Refuse: Waste, the Suburb, and Pynchon’s “Low-lands”

    Salmela, Markku

    Pages 75-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literature and the Peripheral City
Authors
Editors
  • L. Ameel
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49288-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137492883
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49287-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50470-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 244
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