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The Artistry of Neil GaimanFinding Light in the Shadows$
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Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496821645

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.001.0001

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Inverted Spaces

Inverted Spaces

Rising from the London Below and the Dark Lands in Neverwhere and MirrorMask

(p.130) Inverted Spaces
The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter analyzes how specific spaces function in Gaiman's mirror-worlds in Neverwhere, MirrorMask, in conjunction with the main characters in each. A brief theoretical framework compares the general aspects of the two texts, and then moves forward to explore what space does in Gaiman's narratives along with how the main characters interact with specific, unique spaces. The results show impossible, almost unmappable spaces are the places where otherwise distinct and problematic characters can best thrive.

Keywords:   Liminality, Space, queer theory, Mapmaking, literary geography

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