Small World Setting & Symbolism

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Amsterdam

The literati gather in Amsterdam for the 7th International Conference of Literary Semioticians, but Persse comes trying to pick up Angelica's trail in the headquarters of KLM, where her father once worked. Morris Zapp takes Persse on a tour of the infamous red light district, and Persse responds to von Turpitz's paper on reception theory by accusing him of plagiarism.

Ankara

Ankara is the modern capital of Turkey, an overcrowded, bleak, military-dominated city on the bone-dry Anatolian plane, where Philip Swallow delivers his lecture series. His guide is Akbil Borak, through whom we see the squalidness of modern Turkish life. Swallow's visit to Istanbul provides contrast with the days of Ottoman (and earlier) splendor.

The British Council

The British Council is an agency responsible for organizing and expediting overseas cultural events including lectures and concerts.

Darlington College

Darlington is a college in the English midlands, to which...

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