Lost in the American City
Dickens, James, and Kafka
By (author) Professor Jeremy Tambling
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Lost in the American City by Professor Jeremy Tambling
Book DescriptionIn Lost in the American City , Jeremy Tambling looks at European reactions to America and American cities in the nineteenth-century. Dickens visited America in 1842 and his American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit set the agenda for future discussions of America. Lost in the American City looks at the Dickens legacy through Henry James in The American Scene , through H.G. Wells in The Future in America , and through Kafka, whose novel America (or The Man Who Was Never Heard of Again ) tried to re-write Dickens. Lost in the American City explores the changes in American nineteenth century urban culture which made America so different and so impossible to map for the European, and which made American modernity so unreadable and challenging.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312238407
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Professor Jeremy Tambling
JERMY TAMBLING is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong, and has published widely on European literature, and on the nineteenth-century and modernism, including Henry James: Critical Issues .
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