The Voyeur s Motel

Written By Gay Talese
The Voyeur s Motel
  • Publsiher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 12 July 2016
  • ISBN : 0802189733
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 2.5/5 from 29 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Voyeur s Motel written by Gay Talese which was release on 12 July 2016, this book published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

The Voyeur s Motel
  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : 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 ...

Criminalizing Sex

Criminalizing Sex
  • Author : Stuart P. Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : "Starting in the latter part of the 20th century, the law of sexual offenses, especially in the West, began to reflect a striking divergence. On the one hand, the law became significantly more punitive in its approach to sexual conduct that is nonconsensual or unwanted, as evidenced by a major ...

Interrogating Ethnography

Interrogating Ethnography
  • Author : Steven Lubet
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : In this comprehensive review of urban ethnography, Steven Lubet encountered a field that relies heavily on anonymous sources, often as reported by a single investigator whose underlying data remain unseen. Upon digging into the details, he discovered too many ethnographic assertions that weredubious, exaggerated, tendentious, or just plain wrong. Employing ...

High Notes

High Notes
  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : A superb new collection from the illustrious career of Gay Talese, "the most important nonfiction writer of his generation" (David Halberstam). Admired by generations of reporters, Gay Talese has for more than six decades enriched American journalism with an unmatched ability to inhabit the worlds of his subjects. From the ...

It Never Rains in Los Angeles

It Never Rains in Los Angeles
  • Author : Charles Flowers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online It Never Rains in Los Angeles written by Charles Flowers, published by which was released on 1970. Get It Never Rains in Los Angeles Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Psychotronic Video Guide

The Psychotronic Video Guide
  • Author : Michael Weldon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 646
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online The Psychotronic Video Guide written by Michael Weldon, published by which was released on 1996. Get The Psychotronic Video Guide Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The All American Industrial Motel

The All American Industrial Motel
  • Author : Doug Crandell
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : This volatile memoir from Doug Crandell weaves a darkly comic and thoroughly heartbreaking coming-of-age tale set in 1990 as the author is about to graduate from college. With very few job prospects and in need of tuition money, he joins his father working at a ceiling tile factory in tiny Lagro, ...

The John Marshall Journal of Computer Information Law

The John Marshall Journal of Computer   Information Law
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online The John Marshall Journal of Computer Information Law written by , published by which was released on 1998. Get The John Marshall Journal of Computer Information Law Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Hallo Spaceboy

Hallo Spaceboy
  • Author : Dave Thompson
  • Publisher : E C W Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 365
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Provides details of the life and career of British rock musician David Bowie, focusing on his life after his comeback success in 1995....

Why the Novel Matters

Why the Novel Matters
  • Author : Mark Spilka
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : --Donald GrayIn this series of essays from Novel: A Forum on Fiction, a pantheon of scholars explores the conflict between "humanistand "posthumanistresponses to questions about the novel's relevancy in postmodern times....

Screening Torture

Screening Torture
  • Author : Michael Flynn,Fabiola Fernandez Salek
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Before 9/11, films addressing torture outside of the horror/slasher genre depicted the practice in a variety of forms. In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the ...

Western Motel

Western Motel
  • Author : Kunsthalle Wien
  • Publisher : Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : American painter Edward Hopper once said, "Maybe I am not very human--what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house." Indeed, Hopper's canvases delineate a new physics of Modern public space, in which the zones between people are not charged with responsiveness (affection, animosity, ...

Criminal Justice Ethics

Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Author : Paul Leighton,Jeffrey H. Reiman
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : This collection of thought-provoking, easy-to-read essays articulates drastically different moral beliefs about the relationship between criminal justice and social justice, and the importance of ethical behavior of individuals working in the system. The essays--which include hypothetical cases as well as actual court opinions--show readers how moral beliefs are examined and ...

The Voyeur

The Voyeur
  • Author : Henry Sutton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online The Voyeur written by Henry Sutton, published by which was released on 1969. Get The Voyeur Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Psycho

Psycho
  • Author : Janet Leigh,Christopher Nickens
  • Publisher : Wings
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 197
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : The Bates Motel. The ominous house on the hill. The shower. . . . Few movies have proven as enduringly fascinating to audiences, film buffs, and moviemakers as Hitchcock's horrific 1960 shocker Psycho. This book offers the complete, colorful account of the production, shooting, and aftermath of this mesmerizing, electrifying film. 50 photos....