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Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen

Caroline Levander and Matthew Guterl

Abstract

What is a hotel? As this book shows, even though hotels are everywhere around us, we rarely consider their essential role in our modern existence and how they help frame our sense of who and what we are. They are, in fact, as centrally important as other powerful places like prisons, hospitals, or universities. Guiding readers through the story of hotels as places of troublesome possibility, as mazelike physical buildings, as inspirational touchstones for art and literature, and as unsettling, even disturbing, backdrops for the drama of everyday life, this text examines the hotel from a unique ... More

Keywords: hotel, prisons, hospitals, universities, buildings, art, literature, drama, everyday life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621128
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621128.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Levander, author

Matthew Guterl, author

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