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Sep 18, 2001
| ISBN 9780385720397
Dec 15, 2010
| ISBN 9780307773975
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Sep 18, 2001 | ISBN 9780385720397
Dec 15, 2010 | ISBN 9780307773975
Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have.Real estate has become a form of “yuppie pornography.” Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of Romeo have been replaced by fantasies of remodeling. Even real estate ads are flirtatious in their offers of bedrooms that are sensuous and sinks that are seductive. Thus the house you live in, like the partner you choose, can be everything from your beloved to your dream to a status symbol trophy. Marjorie Garber has fashioned a uniquely fascinating book that is as provocative as it is pleasurable, as erudite as it is entertaining, one sure to make readers consider more closely the rooms in which they live.
Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and chair of the Program in Dramatic Arts. She has served as director of the Humanities Center at Harvard, chair… More about Marjorie Garber
“[I]lluminating…. Garber upends, tilts and shakes the house of our cultural imagination.”–Newsday “[F]iendishly clever….”–Boston Herald “[I]nteresting and valid.”–The New York Times
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