The Recognitions Setting & Symbolism

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Greenwich Village

The colorful, historic Greenwich Village area of New York City, which is home to artists, intellectuals, and beatniks, is the focus of much of the action. In this bohemian cauldron, real artists rub shoulders with pretend artists and fakes of all kinds. Its atmosphere is stimulating with its constant focus on the arts and creativity. Greenwich Village is not just a place but also a state of mind conducive to personal freedom and supportive of creativity.

Boston

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Ecuador

Otto goes to live and work on a banana plantation in Ecuador and finishes his novel. However his MS is nearly lost when the maids who clean his apartment put it on top of a cabinet, out of his sight. Ecuador becomes Otto's writer-in-residence retreat where he can focus on his work without the constant distractions of living in New York City.

Cadaver leg

In an early...

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