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The Names of Oran

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748639038
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653638 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0008
The Names of Oran

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This chapter examines the various names of Oran. It looks at the feature given to the word-names in Oran, and examines the concepts of language and ‘tongue’. It also narrates Cixous' first visit and rediscovery of Algeria.

Keywords: Oran; word-names; language; tongue; odours; spices; Algeria; rediscovery

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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