The Labyrinth as an Anti-Home in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves

Magdalena Solarz


This paper examines the spatial model of a house as a labyrinth in Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel House of Leaves in relation to Yuri M. Lotman’s concept of an anti-home. The aim of the paper is to analyze the spatial organization of the house presented in the novel and its influence on the characters. It also examines the connection between the mental state of the inhabitants and the changing nature of the labyrinth by demonstrating how the subversive spatiotemporal organization of domestic space accounts for the transformation of the novel’s protagonists.



Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves, home, anti-home, labyrinth

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