copin' with readin'
July 16, 2012 12:43 PM Subscribe
Looking for any decent non-fiction books, in English, about Copenhagen.
posted by threeants to media & arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
All I can find are guidebooks. I'd be happiest if there exists some sort of history of the city (preferably a social/urban history rather than A Series of Descriptions of Great Men, or A Chronology of Military Sieges). What I reeeeeeally want is something that could give me a birds-eye contextual frame, or at least a sense of the place from some angle. The way "Maximum City" might for Mumbai, "City of Quartz" for Los Angeles, Pamuk's "Istanbul", etc. Obviously these books have their own orientations and preoccupations, but still sort of a generalist tone.
I'm drawing up such a nothing that I'm not too picky at all, though. It's okay if it's relatively obscure or hard to get ahold of; I have access to academic interlibrary loans and such.