The Voyeur's Motel
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release :2016-07-12
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780802189738
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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

The Voyeur's Motel
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Grove Press
Release :2017-04-06
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1611855306
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The Voyeur's Motel
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Release :2016-07-14
Total pages :123
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781611859546
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From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter began, 'I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.' The man went on to tell Talese a remarkable, shocking secret, so compelling that Talese travelled to Colorado to verify it in person. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold. Over the next thirty-five years, the man occasionally reached out to Talese to fill him in on the latest developments in his life, but he continued to insist on anonymity. Finally, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public. In the tradition of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Talese's landmark, best-selling exploration of the sexual revolution in America, this will be a provocative, eye-opening and much-talked-about book.

Thy Neighbor's Wife
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2009-06-16
Total pages :608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0061872288
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The provocative classic work newly updated An intimate personal odyssey across America's changing sexual landscape When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of suburbia—through the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another.

Unto the Sons
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Random House
Release :2014-11-12
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307765413
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"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new.

The Kingdom and the Power
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Random House
Release :2013-08-14
Total pages :576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780679644736
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The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines.

Motel Fetish
Author : Chas Ray Krider,Eric Kroll
Publisher : Taschen America Llc
Release :2012
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 3836536013
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Chas Ray Krider was the world's greatest erotic photographer not to have a book. Now TASCHEN presents over 160 Krider images to pore over, many from Hustler's distinctive OLeg WorldO section.

A Writer's Life
Author : Gay Talese
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release :2007
Total pages :429
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780812977288
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An impassioned and candid memoir by the influential writer shares his personal and professional life as he reflects on the events, personalities, places, and ideas that have shaped his life and work, from the civil rights struggle and changing American sexual mores to memorable people, both famous and not, whom he has profiled. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Orkney
Author : Amy Sackville
Publisher : Catapult
Release :2013-04-01
Total pages :265
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781619022089
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“A haunting novel” about sex and obsession, set off the coast of Scotland and “full of otherworldly emotion and strange impulses” (Marie Claire). A professor marries his prize student, a woman forty years his junior, and at her request, he takes her to the sea for their honeymoon. His life’s work is a book about enchantment-narratives in literature, most of them involving strange girls and women—but soon he finds himself distracted by his own enchantment with his new white-haired young wife. They travel to the Orkney Islands, the ancient Mesolithic and Neolithic site north of the Scottish coast, a barren place of extraordinary beauty known as “the Seal Islands.” And as the days of their honeymoon pass, his desire and his constant, yearning contemplation become his normality. His mysterious bride becomes his entire universe. He is consumed . . . From the author of The Still Point, a winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, this is a novel that “will appeal to literature aficionados: a Lolita-esque love, a romance born out of academia, and folklore come to life” (Booklist). “What begins as a familiar, almost fairytale-like narrative ends as something more fragmented, unsettling, and odd . . . Providing a brooding, bruised, ever-changing backdrop to all this is Orkney, the book’s most compelling character of all. In a tribute to Virginia Woolf’s experimental masterpiece, The Waves, the sea in Orkney functions as a kind of rhythmic talisman, its ebb and flow mirrored in the actions, ideas, and themes of the book. More than anything, Sackville’s Orkney is a breathtaking place in the most literal of senses.” —The Scotsman

What You See in the Dark
Author : Manuel Munoz
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release :2012-03-13
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781616201456
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The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made Psycho—frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups—Mun~oz’s re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters’ private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.