Women, the City and Modernity
'This book makes a fascinating contribution to work on modernity and female urban experience, particularly in its examination of the correlations between the authors' own experiences of metropolitan and cosmopolitan life and the 'feminist revisioning' of the city their writing sought to achieve.' -Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory
'A theoretically rigourous and intellectually demanding study... makes an important contribution to ongoing debates about female urbanism and women's representations of the city... detailed and original readings of the text.' -Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory
'The immense scope of Parson's study proves beyond a doubt that the figure of the flâneuse is not only imaginable, but quite easy to spot in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.' -Nineteenth-Century French Studies
'Streetwalking the Metropolis is a convincing and assured performance.' -Sean Matthews, Times Higher Education Supplement
'The book will find a readership not only among specialists across the relevant disciplines, but also among students and general readers eager to explore alternatives to the traditional Pound-Eliot-Joyce axis: that OUP has published both hard and paperback editions testifies to this broad appeal.' -Sean Matthews, Times Higher Education Supplement
'This is a fascinating, meticulous, needling book... Her view of the history of twentieth-century feminist writing is positive and forward-looking... compelling book.' -Sue Roe, Times Literary SupplementStreetwalking the Metropolis makes an important contribution to ongoing debates on gender, the city and modernity. Re-drawing the gendered map of urban modernism, it offers stimulating accounts of a range of writers including Amy Levy, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Rosamund Lehmann. Jean Rhys, Janet Flanner, Djuna Barnes, Anais Nin, Elizabeth Bowen and Doris Lessing.