The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City

Publisher: Verso Books
Product Code: 760898
14.30 €
"Whether one considers Dickens's insomniac night-time perambulations or restless excursions through the faceless monuments of today's neoliberal city, the act of walking is one of self-discovery and escape, of disappearances and secret subversions. Pacing stride for stride alongside literary amblers and thinkers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Andrâe Breton, H. G. Wells, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and Ray Bradbury, Beaumont explores the relationship between the metropolis and its pedestrian life"--
ISBN: 9781788738927
Publication date: 2021
Pages: 336