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NIGHTS OUT
LIFE IN COSMOPOLITAN LONDON
JUDITH R WALKOWITZ

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS (FEB 2012)
HARDBACK, 400 pages, 37 black-&-white integrated illustrations + 8-pages of colour images, 234 x 163 mm.
Prod. # 9780300151947 (British edition)
Category: History

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London's Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War. This title shows how the area's foreignness, liminality, and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life
Jie Li
    

A palimpsest is an old manuscript on which the original writing has been erased and replaced with new writing. It is an apt metaphor for the two traditional Shanghai alleyway homes featured in this book. These houses, built in 1915 and 1927... [ Read full review ]




 

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