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date: 14 April 2024

flâneur [French flâner ‘to stroll’] 

Source:
A Dictionary of Media and Communication
Author(s):

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

1. For the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–67), an idle stroller who is in their element as one of the crowd; a dashing young gentleman whose wealth and education allows him to explore the new urban arcades of 19th-century Paris. A passionate observer who is at the centre of his world and yet remains inconspicuous.... ...

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