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Author Mogultay, Utku, author.

Title The ruins of urban modernity : Thomas Pynchon's Against the day / Utku Mogultay.

Publication Info. New Yorik, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Explorations and mappings -- Learning from venice -- Movements and machines -- The white city -- The urban frontier -- The unreal city -- A tale of three cities -- The doleful city -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "The Ruins of Urban Modernity examines Thomas Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day through the critical lens of urban spatiality. Navigating the textual landscapes of New York, Venice, London, Los Angeles and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Against the Day reimagines urban modernity at the turn of the 20th century. As the complex novel collapses and rebuilds anew the spatial imaginaries underlying the popular fictions of urban modernity, Utku Mogultay explores how such creative disfiguration throws light on the contemporary urban world. Through critical spatial readings, he considers how Pynchon historicizes issues ranging from the commodification of the urban landscape to the politics of place-making. In Mogultay's reading, Against the Day is shown to offer an oblique negotiation of postmodern urban spaces, thus directing our attention to the ongoing erosion of sociospatial diversity in North American cities and elsewhere."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Subject City planning -- History.
City and town life -- History.
Urbanization -- History.
Literary studies: from c 1900.
Literary theory.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
City and town life.
City planning.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mogultay, Utku. Ruins of urban modernity. New Yorik, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, [2018] 9781501339509 (DLC) 2017046924
ISBN 9781501339516 (electronic bk.)
1501339516 (electronic bk.)
9781501339509 (hardback ; alk. paper)