A Place in Memory Spatial Features in the House on Arnus Square
Magdalena López Pérez

In the present paper we provide with an analysis of the spatial features within the narrative framework of the novel The House on Arnus Square (Samar Attar 1998), the English version of an Arabic original published ten years earlier entitled al-Bayt fi Sahat ‘Arnus. Our research is mainly focused on the representations that spatial elements carry out in the text in a diachronic way, with the purpose of exploring the limits between the objective and subjective levels combined by the author through personal reflections, the referents of which are in relation not only with historical realities but also with interferences coming from her own personal experience. In order to develop this goal, we have paid attention to two different terms quite characteristic and significant for the author herself: the term house and the syntagma Damascene house.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v4n1a6