How does literary production respond to processes of urbanization? What do literary and cultural representations tell us about urban practices? Guided by these questions, Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature theorizes literary geography anew by examining writers' responses to the uneven development of New York City. Catalina Neculai offers a rich critique of literature written during the consolidation of the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) industry in the 1970s and 1980s. Whether it is about the culture industries, gentrification, housing movements, or the finance economy, here New York literature becomes akin to urban fieldwork that produces knowledge of space and engages with the politics of place. Interdisciplinary in conception and design, the book draws on fiction, non-fiction, grassroots narratives, archival material, radical Marxist geography, urban politics, and urban history.... of the city: the mentally retarded kids, the obese, the Colombian cab drivers, who are opposed to the agringosa bordering the square from the west. ... Rosalie Smitha#39;s aRemembrancea transforms the ashort walk on the Lower East Side of Manhattan from 149 to 319 Avenue Ca into a 70-year historical journey where neighborhood history and personal memory 68 Urban Space anD new York LiteratUre.
|Title||:||Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-03-06|