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Internal exiles

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780719069048
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0005
Internal exiles

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This chapter discusses the concept of internal exile, which can be found in Sinclair's 2005 non-fiction text, Edge of Orison. It studies the issues of marginalisation, suffering and exile that are addressed in Rodinsky's Room, Sinclair's collaborative text with Rachel Lichtenstein. These issues are also located in the history of the Jewish East End, a place that plays a special role in Sinclair's imagination of London. This chapter also studies his ‘democratic’ emphasis on walking the city.

Keywords: internal exile; Edge of Orison; marginalisation; suffering; exile; Rodinsky's Room; East End; walking the city

Chapter.  5651 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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