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A psychological and linguistic exploration of obsession and illicit love.


While working at a sleep lab in northern Germany, Rosemarie Ramee, a 38-year-old American neurologist, falls in love with Aslan, an eleven-year-old Turkish Cypriot. To get closer to the boy, RR undertakes a "marriage of convenience" to the boy's uncle. But when the uncle suddenly disappears, Ramee, alone with Aslan, must take the boy to his relatives in northern Cyprus. A train journey ensues, chronicled in RR's psychological reports and neurological inquiries.

But what begins as an objective "report" breaks down as the story progresses: RR's voice, hitherto suppressed and analytical, emerges hesitantly and then erupts, splintering every conception of inner and outer lives, solipsistic reality, and the irrevocable past. Consistently surprising and unrelenting, Fort Da turns one woman's illicit affair into a riveting exploration of language and the mind.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page/Front matter
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. I.
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. 1. There Are No Pain Receptors in the Brain
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. 2. An Irreversible and Profoundly Regretted Excretion
  2. pp. 25-50
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  1. 2.a. Additional Background Information
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. 3. An Artificial Fruit Flavor Whose Intensity Surpassed the Original
  2. pp. 56-81
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  1. 4. The Connection Between Olfaction and Memory is Well Documented in the Literature
  2. pp. 82-102
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  1. 5. A Closed Record
  2. pp. 103-128
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  1. 6. A Family Outing
  2. pp. 129-153
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  1. 7. The Clinical Method
  2. pp. 154-188
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  1. 8. A Biological Hypothesis is Favored
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. II.
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. 1. Once a Child is Procured, He Must be Cared For
  2. pp. 195-223
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  1. 2. Self-Support is Increasingly Untenable
  2. pp. 224-252
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  1. 2.a. Only Words
  2. pp. 253-261
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  1. 3. Mithymna
  2. pp. 262-294
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  1. 4. It was Just Too Great a Leap from Here to There
  2. pp. 295-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781573668149
Print ISBN
9781573661508
MARC Record
OCLC
682018956
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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