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Author Pike, David L. (David Lawrence), 1963-

Title Metropolis on the Styx : the underworlds of modern urban culture, 1800-2001 / David L. Pike
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 377 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Devil, the Underground, and the Vertical City -- Underground Metropolis -- Modernist Space and Underground Theory -- From the Mine to the Trench -- Devil above and the Devil below -- Devil and the Rhythms of Modern Life -- Seasons in Twentieth-Century Hell -- Modernism, Memory, and Urban Space -- 2. Devil Comes to Town -- Devil in Paris and London -- Devil in Urban Hell -- Spectacles of the Metropolitan Devil -- His Satanic Majesty's Court -- Devil on Crutches -- Satanic Verses -- Devil Take the Hindmost -- Modern Devil -- 3. Mysteries of the Underground -- True Mysteries of the Modern Metropolis Revealed -- Sensations of Subterranean London -- "If the rich only knew ..." -- Afterlife of the Urban Mysteries -- Urban Underworlds of Postwar America -- 4. Through the Looking Glass -- Er Ego in Arcadia -- Down by the Dark Arches -- Passage under the Thames -- Foreign Incursions -- Arcade Entrenched -- Thresholds of Stage and Screen -- Threshold of a New Millennium
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-356) and index
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Subject Civilization, Subterranean.
Sociology, Urban.
Underground areas in literature.
Underground areas -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501729462 (electronic bk.)
9781501729461 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)