Where to Do Things with Words. Circulating Books, Decorating Rooms and Locating Modern Reading

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Abstract

Inspired by Leah Price's recent plea on behalf of the study of nonreading' and literary logistics, this essay reconstructs a slice of the history of reading locations by analysing the decoration advice, the changing symbolic associations and the modes of print circulation connected with private libraries and toilets in the writings of two modern authors: Edith Wharton and Henry Miller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-472
Number of pages16
JournalOrbis Litterarum
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Edith Wharton
  • Henry Miller
  • LIBRARY
  • READERS
  • TOILET
  • book history
  • history of reading
  • reception studies

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