Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2009

320 Pages | 18 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199543281

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Eccentricity and the Cultural Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Miranda Gill

  • An interdisciplinary study of eccentricity in Paris from the 1830s to the fin de siècle
  • Brings a wide range of sources into revealing dialogue: including etiquette manuals, fashion magazines, newspapers, novels, and psychiatric treatises
  • Provides new readings of, amongst others, Charles Baudelaire, Gérard de Nerval, and Jules Vallès
  • Includes fascinating accounts of both well-known and neglected figures of Parisian modernity, from the courtesan and Bohemian to the female dandy, the lionne,and the circus freak.