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CONTENTS Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction Cosmopolitanism in the Americas: Becoming Worldly, Becoming Modern 1 Chapter One Thresholds of Cosmopolitanism: Prefaces to Modernity and Other-Worldly Readings 26 Chapter Two Cosmopolitan Topographies of Paris: Citing Balzac 43 Chapter Three Cosmopolitan Decadence: Writing Inversions 60 Chapter Four American Cosmopolis: The World’s Columbian Exposition and Chicago across the Americas 85 Chapter Five Literary Cosmotopias: Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Ariel and Cosmópolis 104 Conclusions (and Querying the “Other” Cosmopolitanism) 131 Works Cited 139 Index 147 ...


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