Places. What Places?
Lugares ¿Qué lugares? suspects that the links and correspondences between Captain Ahab's boundless ocean and Bartleby's cenobitic office go beyond Melville: that they transcend their author and the terse universe of the word. What is the common trait between the human lap in which someone takes shelter, the cavern in which the hermit isolates himself, the enclosure limited by the parenthesis, a theatre stage, and a city built with lines or composed of images? When does a place, a space, an atmosphere, a text, an architecture, a cartography or a sequence become a place and how and why does it lose its status as such? Threaded with questions, Lugares ¿Qué lugares? gathers some hypotheses.
‘El Chino’ • Metro • Pere Gimferrer • Tarantino • Spanish cinema • Eduardo Mendoza • Plans • Disappearances • Tarantino, • Memory • Jesús Franco • Catalan cinema • Cunillé • Country image • Pessoa : Campos • Spanish and Hipano-American narrative • Literature • Venice • Parenthesis : Architecture • Borges : Faulkner • Exile • Surrealism • Narrative space • Space • Aub : Ibargüengoitia • Underground City • Drama • Contemporary Catalan theatre • Necronomicon • City • Space in film • Cervantes : Carson • Miss Muerte • Tangier