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Literature and the Peripheral City

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)9781137492883
ISBN (Print)9781349504701
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2015
Publication typeC1 Separate scientific books


Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The contributors to this collection explore literary urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents and numerous cities.