Category: Book Reviews

Night Time on the Boulevard Montmartre, in front of the Théatre des Variétés, July 24, 2019 | © Courtesy of A.Davey/Flickr.

The Omnibus, Nineteenth Century Paris and Urban Modernity

In her monograph Engine of Modernity, Masha Belenky (2020) presents an in-depth exploration of the positioning that the Parisian omnibus has held in popular culture works, such as press articles and fictional texts, created during the years of this vehicle’s operation in the nineteenth century.

Pramod K. Nayar, The Extreme in Contemporary Culture: States of Vulnerability

A Book Review by Adam Zmarzlinski (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), softcover, xv+165 pp. Published Online: 2017-12-22 | DOI: Abstract Pramod K. Nayar’s inventive 150-page examination of physical and psychological vulnerability of man under extreme circumstances-torture,...

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