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Solitude and the Modern Metropolis

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 1:51am
Ulrich E. Bach, Texas State University

Call for Papers: "Solitude & the Modern Metropolis" @ PAMLA in San Francisco 11-6/7-2009

Those modernist texts, which are concerned about the solitude of the metropolis, are in first place texts about the trauma of moving to the big city. For example, the depressive Malte Laurids Brigge and his impending move to Paris, or Esther Greenwood, in Plath's "The Jar Bell" and her move to New York City. It seems that not so much the city renders its residents lonely, but the loners find in the cityscape the space to realize their solitude.

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