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Timotheus Vermeulen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748691661

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.001.0001

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‘Upward, Yet Not Northward’

‘Upward, Yet Not Northward’

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(p.170) Conclusion: ‘Upward, Yet Not Northward’
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Scenes from the Suburbs
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Timotheus Vermeulen

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.003.0007

“Upward, yet not northward”, Edward Abbott ends his novel Flatland. In the novel, a creature finds out that there are more dimensions than the two he has hitherto been living. He realizes that he can move upwards, without moving northward. This conclusion seeks to add a dimension to the currently two-dimensional debate on the representation of the suburb by pulling together the various dimensions the book has explored.

Keywords:   Flatland, Two-dimensionality, Three-dimensionality, Suburban complexity

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