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Respectability in urban and literary space
John Sharples

cheese’.47 This description distinguishes the café from proximate spaces through recourse to its tradition and appearance. His rush past other sites represents a further component of his strategy of dislocation, detaching his destination from the surrounding environment. In contemporary depictions, Honoré de Balzac described the locale as ‘A quiet game of chess?’ 47 the ‘temple of prostitution’ as well as the refuge of ‘the most unaccountable freaks of Parisian squalor’,48 even after the prohibition of gambling in 1837.49 Yet participating in the Palais

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