Nightwalking: a subversive stroll through the city streets

Nightwalking: a subversive stroll through the city streets | Books | The Guardian

Matthew Beaumont writes in The Guardian: ‘In an economy in which time, including nighttime, is money, wandering the streets after dark – when most people are sleeping in order to prepare themselves for the next day’s labour – is in symbolic terms subversive. In the aberrant and deviant form celebrated by Dickens in the 19th century, and surreptitiously practised by innumerable others before and since, nightwalking is quintessentially objectless, loitering and vagabond.’