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The European MetropolisParis and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists$
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Matthew L. Reznicek

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954323

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.001.0001

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The New Jerusalem and the Rue Vavin

The New Jerusalem and the Rue Vavin

Urban Space, Economic Exchange, and Gendered Modernity in French Leave

(p.103) Chapter Three The New Jerusalem and the Rue Vavin
The European Metropolis

Matthew L. Reznicek

Liverpool University Press

It is well known that Somerville and Ross were deeply influenced by the art of fin-de-siècle Paris, but little scholarship explores their representations of that city. This chapter argues that the individual’s ability to exist within the city is firstly determined by one’s relationship to economics, which is, fundamentally, shaped by one’s gender. For Somerville and Ross, Paris in the nineteenth century is a place of artistic possibilities that is not equally available.

Keywords:   Somerville and Ross, French Leave, Fin-de-Siècle, Walter Bejamin, Bohemianism

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