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Out of town

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780719073960
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700945 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0004
Out of town

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This chapter studies various spaces, from the mid-west and Chicago, to the north-eastern states of America. It first examines the spaces of The Music of Chance, where a mansion in rural Pennsylvania is used as the setting of a ritualistic and bizarre poker game that rids the nomadic protagonists of their freedom. This chapter also shows the way travel and movement can consist of a series of situated and relational selves and describes film, dreams and flight as utopian spaces.

Keywords: spaces; freedom; travel; movement; situated selves; relational selves; film; dreams; flight; utopian spaces

Chapter.  12975 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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