It is to this unseen city that we now turn. Of Cities Unseen: Individuation to Unity In a 1988 interview with John Clement Ball, Salman Rushdie insists that the “City Visible but Unseen” in the fifth– and longest – section of Satanic ...
Author: Ankhi Mukherjee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor, Ankhi Mukherjee offers a magisterial work of literary and cultural criticism which examines the relationship between global cities, poverty, and psychoanalysis. Spanning three continents, this hugely ambitious book reads fictional representations of poverty with each city's psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, particularly as that culture is fostered by state policies toward the welfare needs of impoverished populations. It explores the causal relationship between precarity and mental health through clinical case studies, the product of extensive collaborations and knowledge-sharing with community psychotherapeutic initiatives in six global cities. These are layered with twentieth- and twenty-first-century works of world literature that explore issues of identity, illness, and death at the intersections of class, race, globalisation, and migrancy. In Unseen City, Mukherjee argues that a humanistic and imaginative engagement with the psychic lives of the dispossessed is key to an adapted psychoanalysis for the poor, and that seeking equity of the unconscious is key to poverty alleviation.
UNSEEN. CITY. “If Amy Shearn's fiction is as much fun to write as it is to read, that's welcome news because it's impossible to read her novels without wanting more, more, more. In true Shearn style, Unseen City is whip-smart, ...
Author: Amy Shearn
Publisher: Red Hen Press
A spinster librarian in New York City becomes obsessed with a patron and his haunted house in this novel by the author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn. In a city teeming with stories, how do lost souls find one another? It’s a question Meg Rhys doesn’t think she’s asking. Meg is a self-identified spinster librarian, satisfied with living with her cat, stacks of books, and her dead sister’s ghost in her New York City apartment. Then she becomes obsessed with an intriguing library patron and the haunted house he’s trying to research. The house has its own story to tell too, of love and war, of racism’s fallout and the ghost story that is gentrification, and of Brooklyn before it was Brooklyn. What follows is an exploration of what home is, how we live with loss, who belongs in the city and to whom the city belongs, and the possibilities and power of love. Praise for Unseen City “Gripping, moving, and vital, Unseen City asks how human life might defy its lifespan—in the throes of love, the conviction of belief, and each person’s mark upon a city that will survive them. For two days, I laughed at Amy Shearn’s wry humor and gasped at her gorgeous sentences; I couldn’t put this brilliant book down until its perfect final line (and I’m haunted still—which is appropriate, I suppose)!” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, bestselling author of June and Bittersweet “A ghost story that focuses not on a single spirit but on an entire city whose layered history haunts its occupants. . . . Like the ghosts who inhabit its pages, the novel lingers long after you’ve put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews “Luminous. . . . Shearn’s nimble storytelling unearths a fascinating and fraught history.” —Publishers Weekly “Amy Shearn’s modern fable Unseen City is anchored by smart, sly humor. It delves into the layered social, psychological, and historical architecture of New York City. . . . [It] demands calling out the names of the dead, assuring its audience that they’re ready to answer and say, “I’m here.” —Foreword Reviews
The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness Nathanael Johnson. Unseen City Unseen City the Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of 152240_F01_24KP0.
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.
94 THE UNSEEN CITY . “ ' Tis mine to work , and not to win ; The soul must wait to have her wings ; Even time is but a landmark in The great eternity of things . “ Is it so much that thou below , O heart ! shouldst fail of thy desire ...
THE UNSEEN CITY . Not far away does that bright city stand , ' Tis but the mist o'er its dividing stream , That wraps the glory of its glittring strand , Its radiant skies , and mountains silvery gleam ; Oh , often in the blindness of ...
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 The Catholic Church and the Unseen City ( History ) . Architecture and the Unseen City . Assignment due : second reflection paper on the Urban Plunge . POVERTY AND THE UNSEEN CITY ( Economics ) .
It is about the unseen city, the hidden city—as experienced in transit, imagined in literature, and invoked through performance. The journey that follows traffics with many fellow travellers, but two are particularly significant guides: ...
Author: Kyle Gillette
Category: Performing Arts
The Invisible City explores urban spaces from the perspective of a traveller, writer, and creator of theatre to illuminate how cities offer travellers and residents theatrical visions while also remaining mostly invisible, beyond the limits of attention. The book explores the city as both stage and content in three parts. Firstly, it follows in pattern Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, wherein Marco Polo describes cities to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, to produce a constellation of vignettes recalling individual cities through travel writing and engagement with artworks. Secondly, Gillette traces the Teatro Potlach group and its ongoing immersive, site-specific performance project Invisible Cities, which has staged performances in dozens of cities across Europe and the Americas. The final part of the book offers useful exercises for artists and travellers interested in researching their own invisible cities. Written for practitioners, travellers, students, and thinkers interested in the city as site and source of performance, The Invisible City mixes travelogue with criticism and cleverly combines philosophical meditations with theatrical pedagogy.
Author: Augustus John Cuthbert HarePublish On: 1876
The slow approach to each longheard of but unseen city , gradually leading up , as the surroundings of all cities do , to its own peculiar characteristics , gave a very different feeling towards it to that which is produced by rushing ...
THE UNSEEN CITY . OT far away does that bright city stand , ' Tis but the mist o'er its dividing stream That wraps the glory of its glittering strand , Its radiant skies , and mountains ' silvery gleam ; Oh , often in the blindness of ...
Author: Vassilena ParashkevovaPublish On: 2012-02-16
The most crucial aspect of Saladin's metamorphosis, however, is that it serves to reveal to him the unseen city of Brickhall London and to enable the translation of the metropolis itself from Proper London into Jahannum, ...
Author: Vassilena Parashkevova
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Employing Salman Rushdie as a guide to a historicized contemporary, this study offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the plurality of cities along his transnational trajectory. It engages with the geographically identifiable Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad, London or New York; the phantasmal, politically coded, Jahilia or Mildendo, the inspirational yet flawed urban precedents of Fatehpur Sikri or Renaissance Florence and the ways these cities generate, interact with and transform each other. The book situates Rushdie's cities in relation to developments in Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad and London writing and focuses on novels which shuttle between cities. Parashkevova attends to cities' cultural and historical contexts, to many of Rushdie's numerous literary, cinematic and artistic influences and to diverse events, processes and paradigms - earthquakes, translations, seductions - that politically re-position cities and citizens on the contemporary urban map.