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Common Place: The American Motel

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Literary Nonfiction. American West. Urban Studies. Translated from the French by Colin Keaveney. COMMON PLACE is the second part of a triology begun with Zeropolis, a broad archeological inquiry into the meanings of our daily urban world. Begout's essay restores the poetry to that essential element of the contemporary imagination that is the motel, at the same time dissecting its myth. Far from a mere sample of the "American way of life," the motel reveals new forms of urban life in which mobility, wandering, and poverty ...

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Common Place: The American Motel 2010, Otis Books Seismicity Editions

ISBN-13: 9780979617782

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