Monday, 1 November 2010


Flanerie can, after Baudelaire, be understood as the activity of the sovereign spectator going about the city in order to find the things which will occupy his gaze and thus complete his otherwise incomplete identity; replace the sense of bereavement with a sense of life.
Flanerie is the doing through and thanks to which the Flaneur hopes and will be able to find the truth of his being.
It is away of going on because it is ultimately so utterly futile.

FLANEUR: emerges as a new sort of hero, the product of modernity.He is the spectator of the modern world.
The Flaneur enters history along with capitalism.

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