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Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Andrew Thacker


This innovative book examines the development of modernism in four European cities: London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Focusing upon how literary and cultural outsiders represented various spaces in these cities, it draws upon contemporary theories of affect, mood, and literary geography to offer an original account of the geographical emotions of modernism. It considers three broad features of urban modernism: the built environment of the particular cities, such as cafés or transport systems; the cultural institutions of publishing that underpinned the development of modernism in these locati ... More

Keywords: Modernism, Literary geography, Urban experience, Modernist cities, Outsiders, Transnational, Mood, Affect theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780748633470
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Thacker, author
Nottingham Trent University