Soft City: Picador Classic
Jonathan Raban
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One of the classics of travel writing, this is a prescient exploration of the individual's relationship with urban living

With an introduction by Iain Sinclair
In the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily life to ward off the chaos around us.
How is it that the noisy, jostling, overwhelming metropolis leaves us at once so energized and so fragile? In Soft City, Jonathan Raban, one of our most acclaimed novelists and travel writers seeks to find out. First published in the 1970s, his account is a compelling exploration of urban life: a classic in the literature of the city, more relevant to today's overcrowded planet than ever.
ISBN 9781509823413Category Non-fictionSubcategory Travel Writing
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 19/10/2017
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 304
author note
Jonathan Raban is the author of Passage to Juneau, Bad Land , Hunting Mister... »