Verso, Paperback, 9781844674053, 326pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Gregory Dart is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University College London. Among his books are "Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticism" and "Unrequited Love: On Stalking and Being Stalked." He is writing a book on the art and literature of the early nineteenth-century city.
Marshall Berman is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at City College of New York and CCNY Graduate Center, where he teaches political theory and urban studies. He writes frequently for "The Nation" and "The Village Voice," and serves on the editorial board of "Dissent." He is the author of "The Politics of Authenticity"; "All That Is Solid Melts into Air"; and "On the Town."
Esther Leslie is a lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, London. She is the author of "Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism" and sits on the editorial boards of "Historical Materialism," "Radical Philosophy" and "Revolutionary History."
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