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Hotel

Published .
Written in English.

About the Book

During the breakdown of an unhappy marriage, writer Joanna Walsh got a job as a hotel reviewer, and began to gravitate towards places designed as alternatives to home. Luxury, sex, power, anonymity, privacy ... hotels are where our desires go on holiday, but also places where our desires are shaped by the hard realities of the marketplace. Part memoir and part meditation, this book visits a series of rooms, suites, hallways, and lobbies--the spaces and things that make up these modern sites of gathering and alienation, hotels.

About the Edition

During the breakdown of an unhappy marriage, writer Joanna Walsh got a job as a hotel reviewer, and began to gravitate towards places designed as alternatives to home. Luxury, sex, power, anonymity, privacy ... hotels are where our desires go on holiday, but also places where our desires are shaped by the hard realities of the marketplace. Part memoir and part meditation, this book visits a series of rooms, suites, hallways, and lobbies--the spaces and things that make up these modern sites of gathering and alienation, hotels.

Table of Contents

part one. Hotel haunting. Hotel haunting
part two. Fragments from a hysterical suitcase. Hotel Freud
Marriage postcards
Hometel
Hotel diary
In a German pension
Hotel Marx (Bros.)
The talking cure
Hotel Marx
Postcards from 26 hotels.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Object lessons

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
657/.8374
Library of Congress
TX911.2 .W35 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
vi, 170 pages
Number of pages
170

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27197151M
ISBN 10
162892473X
ISBN 13
9781628924732
LC Control Number
2015008810
OCLC/WorldCat
880757643
Wikidata
Q22678075
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