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My father’s family and the construction of the city in the Reading Club

One of the most habitual ways of thinking about a work or about an author is to link them to their surroundings, something which often ends up being a reflection about the city in which these works were produced.  It’s not a triviality, modern art has shown itself to be inseparable from the fate of its cities, be it Paris, or New York, or….  But, what are we saying when we say city?  Are we merely referring to an organisation of spaces and areas? Or, rather, are we pointing towards a secret emotional mapping? To what extent is a city ...