Abstract

Enda Duffy’s The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism historicizes the sensation and pleasures of speed during the modernist period. Duffy documents the rise of car ownership and car culture in the West, with an emphasis on the speeding automobile’s role in altering human perception and the experience of everyday life. Through close readings of speed-inflected literary texts and visual culture, Duffy conjugates the many ways in which rapid movement through space impacted Western consumer culture, politics and society.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 189-192
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Open Access
No
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