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Flâneuse, noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur, an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. (That is an imaginary definition). If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk’. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Elkin traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.


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Author Lauren Elkin Published by Vintage ISBN 9780099593379 EAN 9780099593379 Bic Code Cover Paperback