Solipsism and Solitude

The Alignment of Impressionism and Flânerie in Teju Cole’s Open City

Authors

  • Briana Finocchiaro

Abstract

Written for the author's First-Year Writing Seminar, this essay explores the ways in which Teju Cole's contemporary novel Open City evokes an Impressionist painting in both style and content and portrays the protagonist as a modern flâneur.

For additional context, listen to the author's reflection on the piece below.

Author Biography

Briana Finocchiaro

Briana Finocchiaro is a member of Vanderbilt's Class of 2022.

Author's Reflection

Published

2019-03-28

How to Cite

Finocchiaro, B. (2019). Solipsism and Solitude: The Alignment of Impressionism and Flânerie in Teju Cole’s Open City. SCAFFOLD: A SHOWCASE OF VANDERBILT FIRST-YEAR WRITING, 1. Retrieved from https://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/UWS/article/view/4698