Flaneuse

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In this book, the author defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'.
If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia. Then what exactly is a flâneuse?

In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk’. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.

From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flâneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

Flâneuse is pronounced 'flanne-euhze', a noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur pronounced 'flanne-euhr', an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.
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Weight 0.368000
Author Elkin, Lauren
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780099593379
Pages 336
Published 27/07/2017
Publisher Cornerstone
Section Travel Writing: General
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