Structure and Space

Guardian Unlimited: The man who lost his past, about Merhan Karimi Nasseri, who has spent 16 years living in Charles de Gaulle airport.

But I was curious - there were still things I wanted to know. The Alfred I knew was mentally ill. Had there ever been signs of it when he was younger? "No, no, not at all!" said Mina. "If there is something wrong with him now, it's not from the past. It must have happened to him there." This supported what Alfred's lawyer had said to me. He had arrived sane at the airport. At some point along the way - no one knew quite when - Alfred tipped over into madness. His life was indeed ruined by the absurdities of bureaucracy.


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