Humboldt's Gift can be said to be a travelogue of this American city. The author clearly loves this city he has chosen as Charlie's birthplace and childhood home.
Chicago TB Sanatorium
Charlie is confined to the public children's ward in this place. The scenes here shape Charlie's life-long preoccupation with the nature of death.
New York City
This place is Humboldt's home turf. It is where he finally succumbs to his madness and dies.
The center of art and literature for Marxists and artists, this place is Charlie's intellectual playground with Humboldt during their first happy days. Here they drink cheap red wine and espresso, seduce women, attract hangers-on and expound through the night on all topics intellectual.
Long Island Countryside
This is where Humboldt lives with his wife, Kathleen. It is where Humboldt's dementia really begins to take hold...
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