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1 BOUTIN, AIMÉE. City Of Noise: Sound And Nineteenth- Century Paris.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Making sense and art of peddlers' cries on the streets of Paris Beloved as the city of light, nineteenth-century Paris sparked the acclaim and odium with its distinctive soundscapes. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris de Paris that had been associated with their trades since the Middle Ages. FlČneurs-writers, fascinated with the city's underside, recorded much about what they heard. Aimée Boutin tours the sonic space that orchestrated the different, often conflicting, sound cultures that defined Paris's street ambience. Mining accounts from guidebooks to verse, Boutin braids literary, cultural, and social history to reconstruct a lost auditory environment. As Boutin shows, the din of the Cris contrasted economic abundance with the disparities of the capital, old and new traditions, and the vibrancy of street commerce with an increasing bourgeois demand for quiet. In time, peddlers who provided the soundtrack for Paris's narrow streets yielded to modernity, and the fading songs of the Cris became a dirge for the passing of old ways. Aimée Boutin teaches French literature and culture in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University. She is the author of Maternal Echoes: The Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine. "In City of Noise, Aimée Boutin raises fresh critical questions about the status of sound, music, and noise that transform our understanding of nineteenth-century Parisian soundscapes. Starting with a familiar nineteenth-century Parisian figure--the flČneur--Boutin turns our attention to an under-explored facet of the flČneur: the sounds and noises encountered on a stroll through the city. Boutin offers lively discussions of rarely considered first-hand accounts of the different types of street music and street cries heard in the Parisian cityscape. By taking the unique perspective of the peddler, City of Noise brings that world to life in a way that has never been tackled before. Boutin offers a real sense of how noisy Paris was and how these noises affected its citizens and their way of going about their daily business. The vast array of multimedia materials considered here (from poetry to music criticism, to guidebooks and visual sketches) means that City of Noise will be of interest to scholars, students and amateurs of nineteenth-century Paris alike."--Helen Abbott, University of Sheffield "City of Noise treats a timely, original, and intellectually rich topic: the street sounds of Paris in the nineteenth century and, no less essential, the experience, meaning, and depiction of those sounds."--James H. Johnson, author of Listening in Paris: A Cultural History "City of Noise provides a fascinating perspective on the evolution of aural modernity in France. This is an important contribution to the interconnected fields of literary studies and history of the senses. Boutin's analysis compels us to tune in the sounds of the past, listen to the music and noise of texts, and hear the streets around us in new ways."--Cheryl Krueger, author of The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose "This is an excellent and important piece of work, engaging and lucid while still being scholarly."--Richard Cullen Rath, author of How Early America Sounded 
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2 BOUTIN, AIMÉE. City Of Noise: Sound And Nineteenth- Century Paris.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 2015. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Making sense and art of peddlers' cries on the streets of Paris Beloved as the city of light, nineteenth-century Paris sparked the acclaim and odium with its distinctive soundscapes. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris de Paris that had been associated with their trades since the Middle Ages. FlČneurs-writers, fascinated with the city's underside, recorded much about what they heard. Aimée Boutin tours the sonic space that orchestrated the different, often conflicting, sound cultures that defined Paris's street ambience. Mining accounts from guidebooks to verse, Boutin braids literary, cultural, and social history to reconstruct a lost auditory environment. As Boutin shows, the din of the Cris contrasted economic abundance with the disparities of the capital, old and new traditions, and the vibrancy of street commerce with an increasing bourgeois demand for quiet. In time, peddlers who provided the soundtrack for Paris's narrow streets yielded to modernity, and the fading songs of the Cris became a dirge for the passing of old ways. Aimée Boutin teaches French literature and culture in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University. She is the author of Maternal Echoes: The Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine. "In City of Noise, Aimée Boutin raises fresh critical questions about the status of sound, music, and noise that transform our understanding of nineteenth-century Parisian soundscapes. Starting with a familiar nineteenth-century Parisian figure--the flČneur--Boutin turns our attention to an under-explored facet of the flČneur: the sounds and noises encountered on a stroll through the city. Boutin offers lively discussions of rarely considered first-hand accounts of the different types of street music and street cries heard in the Parisian cityscape. By taking the unique perspective of the peddler, City of Noise brings that world to life in a way that has never been tackled before. Boutin offers a real sense of how noisy Paris was and how these noises affected its citizens and their way of going about their daily business. The vast array of multimedia materials considered here (from poetry to music criticism, to guidebooks and visual sketches) means that City of Noise will be of interest to scholars, students and amateurs of nineteenth-century Paris alike."--Helen Abbott, University of Sheffield "City of Noise treats a timely, original, and intellectually rich topic: the street sounds of Paris in the nineteenth century and, no less essential, the experience, meaning, and depiction of those sounds."--James H. Johnson, author of Listening in Paris: A Cultural History "City of Noise provides a fascinating perspective on the evolution of aural modernity in France. This is an important contribution to the interconnected fields of literary studies and history of the senses. Boutin's analysis compels us to tune in the sounds of the past, listen to the music and noise of texts, and hear the streets around us in new ways."--Cheryl Krueger, author of The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose "This is an excellent and important piece of work, engaging and lucid while still being scholarly."--Richard Cullen Rath, author of How Early America Sounded 
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