Hotel as Setting in Early Twentieth-Century German and Austrian Literature Checking in to Tell a Story
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Publisher: Camden House
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
As the bourgeois concept of "home" became problematic after important changes in German-speaking society during the 19th century, many fiction writers chose the literary setting of the hotel to explore the status of the individual and the notions of public and private. As social microcosms, hotels are fitting experimental settings for literary inquiries into the tension between the individual's quest for a place in the world and the technocratic rationalism of modern life. The book has two parts, the first establishing the cultural and theoretical context and the second providing analyses of literary works set in hotels. A brief history of commercial hospitality and a chapter establishing More...
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