Paperback

$14.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Usually ships within 1 week

Overview

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

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.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.



Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628924732
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/24/2015
Series: Object Lessons
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joanna Walsh is a writer based in England. Her work has been published by Granta, Dalkey (Best European Fiction 2015), Salt (Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015), Tate, and others. Her books include Fractals (2013), and Vertigo (The Dorothy Project, 2015). She reviews for The Guardian, The New Statesman, and The National (UAE). She is fiction editor at 3:AM Magazine, and runs #readwomen, described by the New York Times as “a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers.” She is also an illustrator.

Table of Contents

Part I. Hotel Haunting

1. Hotel Haunting

Part II. Fragments from a Hysterical Suitcase

2. Hotel Freud

3. Marriage Postcards

4. Hometel

5. Hotel Diary

6. In A German Pension

7. The Talking Cure

8. Hotel Marx

9. Postcards from 26 Hotels

Notes

Acknowledgements

Index

Customer Reviews