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A SemiteA Memoir of Algeria$
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Denis Guenoun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231164023

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231164023.001.0001

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A Semite
Author(s):

Denis Guénoun

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164023.003.0007

This chapter describes the house of the author in Oran, Algeria. The author lived in 11A rue Daumas, in the Saint Michel neighborhood, where they occupied an official apartment in the Marcellin Berthelot, a girls' school. The building had twin adjoining courtyards, each with a covered area, twin classroom wings, and apartments for two principals. They had a private entrance with the street number 11A where most pupils entered the school. Next to the door at the ground level was a cellar, which the author's father soon turned into a garage, and where he had installed a concrete floor. The imposing doorway alongside the garage gave onto a broad straight staircase leading to a hallway. The chapter proceeds to examine other parts of the author's house such as the garden, his parents' bedroom, and their kitchen.

Keywords:   Daumas, Orlan, Marcellin Berthelot, Saint Michel, house, Algeria

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