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Hotel Theory [Paperback]

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Hotel Theory is two books in one: a meditation on the meaning of hotels, and a dime novel (Hotel Women) featuring Lana Turner and Liberace. Typical of Wayne Koestenbaum's invigoratingly inventive style, the two books — one fiction, one nonfiction — run concurrently, in twin columns, and the articles “a,” “an,” and “the” never appear. The nonfiction ruminations on hotels are divided into eight dossiers, composed of short takes on the presence of hotels in the author's dreams as well as in literature, film, and history. Guest stars include everyone from Oscar Wilde to Marilyn Monroe. Hotel Theory gives (divided) voice to an aesthetic of hyperaesthesia, of yearning. It is an oblique manifesto, the place where writing disappears. A new mode of theorizing — in fiction, in fragment, through quotation and palimpsest — arises in this dazzling work.

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Pages   174
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 21, 2007
Publisher   Soft Skull Press
ISBN  1933368691  
ISBN13  9781933368696  

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More About Wayne Koestenbaum

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wayne Koestenbaum is Distinguished Professor of Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of thirteen books of criticism, poetry, and fiction, including a biography of Andy Warhol, and the acclaimed "The Queen s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire".

Wayne Koestenbaum currently resides in the state of New York.

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