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No fixed abode : ethnofiction

Author: Marc Augé; Chris Turner
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2019.
Series: The French list
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In No Fixed Abode, Marc Augé's path-breaking ethnofiction--a fictional ethnography--a man named Henri narrates his strange existence in the margins of Paris. By day he walks the streets, lingers in conversation with the local shopkeepers, and sits writing in cafés, but at night he takes shelter in an abandoned house. From here, we see a progressive erosion of Henri's identity, a loss of bearings, and a slow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Fiction
Translations into English
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Augé; Chris Turner
ISBN: 9780857426345 0857426346
OCLC Number: 1088905802
Notes: Translated from the French.
This translation originally published: 2013.
Description: 80 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: The French list
Other Titles: Ethnofiction.
Responsibility: Marc Augé ; translated by Chris Turner.

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"In No Fixed Abode, Marc Augé's path-breaking ethnofiction--a fictional ethnography--a man named Henri narrates his strange existence in the margins of Paris. By day he walks the streets, lingers in conversation with the local shopkeepers, and sits writing in cafés, but at night he takes shelter in an abandoned house. From here, we see a progressive erosion of Henri's identity, a loss of bearings, and a slow degeneration of his ability to relate to others. But then he meets the artist Dominique, whose willingness to share her life with him raises questions about who he has become and about what a person needs in order to be a part of society. This is a book about how we live in geographical space and how work and patterns of domicile affect our status and our inner being. Despite the apparent simplicity of the fictional premise, Augé's book asks serious questions about the nature of our culture."--Back cover.

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