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LEE, Daryl Patrick. " Uncanny city: Paris in ruins (France) "
Article published on 6 June 2004
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Ph.D. Yale University. 1999. 345 p. Adviser: Hollier, Denis ISBN: 0-599-31085-5

DAI-A 60/05, p. 1588, Nov 1999

"The dissertation explores the textual and iconographic motif of Paris in ruins, induced by the ’Bloody Week’ that ended the Commune of 1871, as a forgotten figure for the "capital of the nineteenth century...By analyzing the uncharacteristic presence of the Freudian uncanny in Zola’s novel Paris , I show how the Commune resurges in the 1890s, in the historical context of socialist anarchist terrorism, as a cultural repressed that carries a sense of doom for the capital at the turn of the century."

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