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Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


Hotel Angst: The Corridor and Elevator

Robbie Moore

in Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474456654
eISBN:
9781399501934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456654.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads Elizabeth Bowen’s first novel, The Hotel (1927), in light of the hotel schtick of Charlie Chaplin’s early comedies and the mobile framing of hotel space in F. W. Murnau’s Der Letze ... More


Lounging Bodies: The Lobby and Piazza

Robbie Moore

in Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474456654
eISBN:
9781399501934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456654.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers oversized American hotel lobbies and the kinds of bodies that were imagined to inhabit it. It focusses on Henry James’s early travel journalism, ‘Daisy Miller’ and The ... More


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