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❮Reading❯ ➿ Soft City Author Jonathan Raban – Ms-style.pro Part reportage part intimate autobiography this vivid often funny portrait of metropolitan life has become a classic in the literature of the city It records one man's attempt to plot a course throughPart reportage part intimate autobiography this vivid often funny portrait of metropolitan life has become a class.

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Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro British travel writer critic and novelisthttpenwikipediaorgwikiJonathan

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10 thoughts on “Soft City

  1. David Ostra David Ostra says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubWritten in 1974 this ambitious study of the modern city in its psychological significance is still an exciting and illuminating read 40 years on even though its mission to capture the impact of the overwhelming diversity of the city experience on the individual 'citizen' must have been as imp


  2. Callum McAllister Callum McAllister says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubA frustrating read partly because I was expecting it to be so good and much of it was very good His analysis is often really on


  3. Jeroen Jeroen says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubA very frustrating read particularly because it is clear that Raban is a capable writer and probably some sort of capital I intellectual Clearly the latter is not always a good thing The whole thing is terribly overwritten and soused in a by the by dédain for almost everyone who is no


  4. Frankie Grace Frankie Grace says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubThis book was published in the 1970s and therefore the language used is not always multiculturally or sexually sensitive by contemporary standards just occasionally this stirred discomfort That said its style is creative vibrant humming; imaginative and insightful it is a study that remains as relevant in the 21st century as it was towards the end of the 20th Its genre shifts mimicking the softness and fluidity of its subject; bulging lists occupy the pages as Raban’s writing almost bursts at the seams sentences running on as though through street after street desperately trying to capture everything yet aware that they can only a offer snapshot of the immense monstrous metropolis Without ever intending to literarily dominate conuer or impose upon wisely recognising that this would be a futile task the author captures the intricacy an


  5. Jane Jane says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubRead because of the following sentence in an article on How digital is making maps personal Author Jonathan Raban’s 1974 book ‘Soft City’ is a fascinating exploration of the relation between the imagined pers


  6. Avşar Avşar says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City Epub'For at moments like this the city goes soft; it awaits the imprint of an identity For better or worse it invites you to remake it to consolidate it into a shape you can live in You too Decide who you are and the city will again assume a fixed form round you Decide what it is and your own identity will be revealed like a position on a ma


  7. Jerry-Mac Jerry-Mac says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City Epubi'm a big fan of raban's travel books so came to soft city with some preconceived expectations this is a totally different book than his travel adventures and it took me a chapter or two to really get into it but i am enjoying it now raban seems to be about the details in his travel books and that serves him well in soft city he knows his cities and offers a down to earth


  8. Nicole Conlan Nicole Conlan says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubA philosophical treatise on the nature of cities Written in 1974 and definitely feels dated Also weirdly sexist an


  9. Rachel Stevenson Rachel Stevenson says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubAs if Walter Benjamin hopped the channel swapping Paris for London and the works of Karl Marx for those of Roland Barthes


  10. Perry Whitford Perry Whitford says:

    Soft City MOBI ò í MOBI ms style.pro soft mobile, city book, Soft City EpubWritten in the early 1970's The Soft City is a psychological look at the metropolis and its inhabitants built around anecdote impression and insight almost exclusively based on London with brief interludes into the America of Boston and New York The 'hard city' is the city of buildings and maps the 'soft city' the one that awaits the imprint of an identityinvites you to remake it Essentially a series of related essays Raban eschews the statistics that a sociologist would rely on and instead relies on his own experiences and a handful of sources and literary uotations As such it's a hit an miss affair He nearly lost me in the first chapter where he used the example of an esoteric gang of thugs The Envies who attack random people just because they look relatively prosperous to


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