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Promised Cities

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/9780748639038.003.0015
Promised Cities

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This chapter discusses the different cities that have been included in Cixous' work, such as Manhattan, Oran, and Osnabrück. It notes that these cities have their own mythical doubles. The chapter also examines the idea that literature exists for the destruction of a city.

Keywords: cities; mythical doubles; literature; Manhattan; Oran; Osnabrück

Chapter.  8035 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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