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Némesis, les territoires coupables de Philip Roth

Yankel Fijalkow 1
1 CRH - Centre de Recherche sur l'Habitat
LAVUE - Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement
Abstract : This research is part of the narrative turn in urban studies. It proposes a reading of the theme of the sick city in Philip Roth's novel Nemesis. The story takes place in Newark, a suburban of New York City, in the summer of 1944, in the middle of a heat wave. The American city appears in inter-ethnic relations, neighbourhood sociability, traffic, and places of retreat. It has guilty territories to which Philip Roth assigns a particular narrative status, different from that of the hygienists at the beginning of the century. Representative of the debates on the American city of the 1950s, it still provides a rich field of reflection for town planners today.
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Yankel Fijalkow. Némesis, les territoires coupables de Philip Roth. Transversale. Histoire : architecture, paysage, urbain, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux & Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine, 2020. ⟨hal-03161598⟩



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