Leah Reich is a researcher and writer living in Oakland. She has written for The Atlantic and The Bygone Bureau. You may be able to find her on Twitter.
Taking Writing Seriously: Marc Augé’s “No Fixed Abode”
In his new book No Fixed Abode: Ethnofiction, the French anthropologist Marc Augé sets out to explore the life of Paris’s working poor. The book is not a standard work of social science: it is, rather, a first-person narrative in the voice of a fictional character....