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Maxwell StreetWriting and Thinking Place$
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Tim Cresswell

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226604114

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.001.0001

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Writing Place

Writing Place

Chapter:
(p.1) Part One Writing Place
Source:
Maxwell Street
Author(s):

Tim Cresswell

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226604398.003.0001

Part One of the book addresses the problem of writing place, with specific reference to Maxwell Street in Chicago. It reflects on the history or writing place in geography, anthropology and beyond and updates that tradition with reference to new and experimental exercises in creative place-writing. The montage technique of Walter Benjamin, the general technique of parataxis, and the hybrid experiments of contemporary poets are mobilized in the development of a way of writing place that insists on the power of description, juxtaposition, and hybridity to approach the problem of accounting for a particular place in a novel way.

Keywords:   place writing, parataxis, montage, hybrid text, description

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