Jeremy Withers,Daniel P. Shea,Zack Furness's Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and Film PDF

By Jeremy Withers,Daniel P. Shea,Zack Furness

ISBN-10: 0803269722

ISBN-13: 9780803269729

Bicycles have extra cultural identities than many become aware of, functioning not just as literal cars in a textual content but additionally as “vehicles” for that text’s topics, rules, and reviews. within the past due 19th century the bicycle used to be noticeable as a fashion for the rich city elite to reconnect with nature and for ladies to achieve a degree of non-public freedom, whereas in the course of global struggle II it grew to become a utilitarian device of the French Resistance and in Nineteen Seventies China stood for wealth and modernization. in recent years it has functioned variously because the preferred ideological steed of environmentalists, a way of neighborhood bonding and aesthetic self-expression in hip hop, and the experience of selection for motorcycle messenger–idolizing city hipsters. Culture on Wheels analyzes the transferring cultural importance of the bicycle by means of studying its appearances in literary, musical, and cinematic works spanning 3 continents and greater than a hundred twenty five years of history.


Bringing jointly essays by way of quite a few cyclists and students with myriad angles of process, this assortment highlights the bicycle’s flexibility as a signifier and analyzes the looks of bicycles in canonical and recognized texts corresponding to Samuel Beckett’s modernist novel Molloy, the Oscar-winning movie Breaking Away, and diverse Stephen King novels and tales, in addition to in lesser-known yet both major texts, resembling the distinguished Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s movie Sacrifice and Elizabeth Robins Pennell’s nineteenth-century travelogue A Canterbury Pilgrimage, the latter of which strains the direction of Chaucer’s pilgrims through bicycle.

 

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Bicycles have extra cultural identities than many observe, functioning not just as literal cars in a textual content but in addition as “vehicles” for that text’s subject matters, principles, and evaluations. within the overdue 19th century the bicycle used to be visible as a manner for the rich city elite to reconnect with nature and for girls to realize a degree of private freedom, whereas in the course of global struggle II it turned a utilitarian software of the French Resistance and in Seventies China stood for wealth and modernization.

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