Nightwalking

Nightwalking
Publisher Verso
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1784783781
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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"Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night," wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today - home to the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London by focusing on those of its denizens who surface on the streets when the sun's down. If nightwalking is a matter of "going astray" in the streets of the metropolis after dark, then nightwalkers represent some of the most suggestive and revealing guides to the neglected and forgotten aspects of the city. In this brilliant work of literary investigation, Beaumont shines a light on the shadowy perambulations of poets, novelists and thinkers: Chaucer and Shakespeare; William Blake and his ecstatic peregrinations and the feverish ramblings of opium addict Thomas De Quincey; and, among the lamp-lit literary throng, the supreme nightwalker Charles Dickens. We discover how the nocturnal city has inspired some and served as a balm or narcotic to others. In each case, the city is revealed as a place divided between work and pleasure, the affluent and the indigent, where the entitled and the desperate jostle in the streets. With a foreword and afterword by Will Self, Nightwalking is a captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night and the people they meet.

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Nightwalking
  • Author : Matthew Beaumont
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12

"Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night," wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today - home to the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London

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Nightwalking
  • Author : Matthew Beaumont
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24

“Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night,” wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today—home to the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London by

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Nightwalking
  • Author : Matthew Beaumont
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015

""Nightwalking is, in both the physical and the moral meanings of the term, deviant. At night, in other words, the idea of wandering cannot be dissociated from the idea of erring - wanderring. This elision or semantic slurring is present in the final lines of John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), where

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Night Waking
  • Author : Sarah Moss
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03

Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can count the puffins. Ferociously sleep-deprived, torn between mothering and her

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Night Walks
  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-08-26

Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in

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Restless Cities
  • Author : Matthew Beaumont,Gregory Dart
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2010

Leading intellectuals reimagine the city as a site of ceaseless change and motion.

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Nightwalking
  • Author : Joel Bishop Peckham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001-06

Read online Nightwalking written by Joel Bishop Peckham, published by which was released on 2001-06. Download full Nightwalking Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Walk Through Paris
  • Author : Eric Hazan
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27

A walker’s guide to Paris, taking us through its past, present and possible futures Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed Invention of Paris, takes the reader on a walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Paris into east and west, and passing such familiar landmarks

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The Nightwalker
  • Author : Thomas Tessier
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-15

Bobby had almost convinced himself his lover's death was an accident. It wasn't his fault. Once the uncontrollable tingling began in his hands, he could only watch in horror as they killed her. But then he saw the jogger. As his eyes followed the man, he felt that same eerie

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Nights in the Big City
  • Author : Joachim Schlör
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15

This elegantly written book describes the evolving perception and experience of the night in three great European cities: Paris, Berlin, and London. As Joachim Schlör shows, the lighting up of the European city by gas and electricity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought about a new relationship

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Street Haunting  A London Adventure
  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-08-17

A snapshot of the life on a London street one wintry evening, through the eyes of one of the most wonderfully descriptive writers of the twentieth century.

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Landscape between Ideology and the Aesthetic
  • Author : Andrew Hemingway
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08

In this collection of classic and newly-published essays, Andrew Hemingway exposes the voices of competing class interest in British aesthetics and art theory in the Romantic period and provides fresh insights into landscape paintings by Constable, Turner and others.

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Such a Fun Age
  • Author : Kiley Reid
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31

A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Vogue • Elle • Real Simple • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Parade • Slate • Vox • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal • BookPage Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Reese's Book Club Pick "The most provocative page-turner of the year."

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Nightwalking
  • Author : Bg Thurston
  • Publisher : Haley's
  • Release Date : 2011-07

Poems based on the author's interviews between 2008 and 2011 with civilian Iraqi and Afghan war victims. Many interviews conducted during the author's visits as a nonviolent witness to United States conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Dark Matters
  • Author : Nick Dunn
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25

Dark Matters explores the city at night as a place and time within which escape from the confines of the daytime is possible. More specifically, it is a state of being. There is a long history of nightwalking, often integral to shady worlds of miscreants, shift workers and transgressors. Yet

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