Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Just did a fairly patchy reading of Walter Benjamin’s essay: Paris, the Capital of the Nineteenth Century, which I came across while searching my files for a Sontag essay. Anyway parts of it intersected nicely with my ruminating on space, and strangely, somewhat irrelevantly but why ever the heck not, the question plagued me afterwards as to why terraced housing never took off or even showed up in Vancouver? Why did houses insist on detachment?

I know from Paris arcades to terraced houses, the mind does its scotch-hop.

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