Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin Epub

Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin Epub
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin
  • Karl Whitney
  • 08 June 2017
  • 1844883124

Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin✺ Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin Epub ✽ Author Karl Whitney – Essayreview.co.uk Dublin is a city much visited and deeply mythologized In Hidden City, Karl Whitney, who has been described as Dublin s best psychogeographer since James Joyce , explores the places the city s denizens Dublin is a city much visited and Adventures and eBook ´ deeply mythologized In Hidden City, Karl Whitney, who has been described as Dublin s best psychogeographer since James Joyce , explores the places the city s denizens easily overlook Whitney haunts Dublin s edgelands, underground rivers and sewers, ghost estates and dark corners Whether he is visiting each of the twenty addresses at which Hidden City: eBook Ä James Joyce lived in and around the city, or skulking around the Georgian estate that once belonged to Charles Haughey, Karl Whitney shows us a Dublin or a collection of Dublins that we ve never seen before.


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10 thoughts on “Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin

  1. says:

    As a nation thoroughly obsessed with our own history it s not surprising how many books have been written about our capital city In a market so over saturated with countless volumes seeking to explain and re explain ourselves, it is something of a relief to read Hidden City It is a book of great charm and sly simplicity which explores the oft ignored landscapes of Dublin and her surrounding environs Guiding us through underground rivers, sewage treatment plants, and half completed ghost estat As a nation thoroughly obsessed with our own history it s not surprising how many books have been written about our capital city In a market so over saturated with countless volumes seeking to explain and re explain ourselves, it is something of a relief to read Hidden City It is a book of great charm and sly simplicity which explores the oft ignored landscapes of Dublin and her surrounding environs Guiding us through underground rivers, sewage treatment plants, and half completed ghost estates, Karl Whitney paints an original and surprising picture of a city as easy to love as it is to hate.The core of the book is in the subtitle adventures and explorations in Dublin by foot, bike, bus, train and tram By utilising so many forms of transport Whitney can take us off the beaten track, embracing one of the core tenets of psychogeography that when it comes to urban exploration, playfulness and drifting can bring us a greater awareness and understanding of the cities in which we live This playfulness is most apparent in a chapter where Whitney devises a game of chance with Dublin Bus Over the course of 90 minutes he takes several buses the bus and direction each time being determined by a coin toss in an attempt to end up in an unpredictable and unexplored part of the city The game s failure, and subsequent variations of the rules, is hilarious and illuminating even when we have nowhere to go, the capacity of public transport to frustrate is astounding.Other chapters are equally delightful An attempt to visit all twenty houses occupied by James Joyce in one day and in chronological order was a particular favourite Or a guided tour along the underground rivers flowing beneath the Liberties, which sounds both terrifying and appealing in equal measure It s not all frivolous traipsing, though In one moving segment he retraces the final steps of Nigerian teenager Toyosi Shitta Bey, who was stabbed to death in 2010 Political corruption, crime, economic collapse, poorly planned infrastructure, immigration, and failed property developments are all discussed with clarity and a refreshingly straight forward style How all these things feed into Dublin s landscape real and imaginary is Hidden City s great triumph Here is a book which does not romanticize Dublin, but shows what it really is a maddening and brilliant place full of contradictions, a sprawl of divides begging for further exploration.This review originally appeared on The Bloomfield Review

  2. says:

    A bit all over the place couldn t decide if it wanted to be a rant about cowboy property developers and the resultant urban blight or a quirky travel guide touring power plants, airports, bus routes etc Did a mediocre job of both Disappointed but did learn a few interesting things which saved it from a one star.

  3. says:

    An original take on Dublin that will fill in a lot of gaps for people who feel they know the city well but have stopped exploring it A lot of the time we are just trekking around in the company of the writer who sets himself mini quests and is unflappably earnest I enjoyed his company so that was fine Sometimes the quests are a little absurd and his style is understated but the pieces all come together very well Excellent reportage on the failings of the building industry in particular, with An original take on Dublin that will fill in a lot of gaps for people who feel they know the city well but have stopped exploring it A lot of the time we are just trekking around in the company of the writer who sets himself mini quests and is unflappably earnest I enjoyed his company so that was fine Sometimes the quests are a little absurd and his style is understated but the pieces all come together very well Excellent reportage on the failings of the building industry in particular, with a haunting description of the fallout from Priory Hall Very well researched and an original and effective way of delivering social commentary

  4. says:

    I just couldn t decide do I like this or not, so I give it 3 stras At some point I totally lost interest and then some parts I hardly could put it away There were some really interesting points of view for this city I really like I did recommend it for my local friend, but I would not recommend it for someone who isn t familiar with the city.

  5. says:

    Something of a curate s egg A book that I don t feel delivers on its impression of being the hidden Dublin It is excellent and excoriating when writing about the corruption of Fianna Fail, or the victims of the housing boom However it is also full of chapters about playing a game with a bus ticket or going down the sewers that just seemed needlessly whimsical.

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here More a collection of stories articles on the behind the scenes of Dublin Some knowledge of the city and it s geography is probably beneficial I found some chapters full of researched details like the sewers chapter and others were just games like the bus chapter I preferred the detail and was perhaps hoping to understandabout Dublin s bus routes.

  7. says:

    I spent part of the time reading this in Dublin itself and I love the city My one big suggestion is that the author add a map to the beginning of each chapter to outline his route For those of us not bred in the city It was very difficult to get our bearings.

  8. says:

    Nice, easy read I gained from it because I ve been to Dublin a few times lately I expect that it will be a little less valuable for a reader that do not have the basic geographic orientation in the city.

  9. says:

    Cool read for anyone curious about cities and their hidden secrets Definitely lots of ideas for cute weekend walks for close to no cost

  10. says:

    An enjoyable read, the author s explorations across Dublin

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