Andy Merrifield, What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities (And Love)

Now with a link to an open access excerpt

Progressive Geographies

OR Book Going RougeAndy Merrifield, What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities (And Love)– out in June from OR books.

Update: an excerpt is now available open access: Between Utopia and Dystopia: Encountering Marshall Berman and Mike Davis

In often dreamlike peregrinations around his home towns of Liverpool, London and New York Andy Merrifield reflects on what cities mean to us and how they shape the way we think. As he wanders, Merrifield’s reveries circle questions: Can we talk about cities in the absolute, discovering their essence beneath the particulars? Is it possible truly to love or hate a city, to experience it carnally or viscerally? Might we find true love in the city?

Merrifield does find love in the city: with his future wife, whom he takes on a date to see his hero Spalding Gray’s “It’s a Slippery Slope” at London’s South Bank and soon after moves in…

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