This Ain’t No Holiday Inn by James Lough audiobook

This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel, 1980–1995; An Oral History

By James Lough
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Blackstone Publishing 9781936182527
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During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone. This oral history of the famed hotel peers behind the iconic façade and delves into the mayhem, madness, and brilliance that stemmed from the hotel in the 1980s and 1990s. Providing a window into the late Bohemia of New York during that time, countless interviews, and firsthand accounts adorn this social history of one of the most celebrated and culturally significant landmarks in New York City.

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Summary

Summary

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone.

This oral history of the famed hotel peers behind the iconic façade and delves into the mayhem, madness, and brilliance that stemmed from the hotel in the 1980s and 1990s.

Providing a window into the late Bohemia of New York during that time, countless interviews, and firsthand accounts adorn this social history of one of the most celebrated and culturally significant landmarks in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This exuberant oral history focuses on the period 1980-1995, arguably the landmark’s final stretch as a haven for bohemian misfits. Lough arranges anecdotes from interviews with dozens of hotel ‘veterans, ' whose memories are peppered with cameos of famous fixtures…Lough’s conversational style connects narrative threads as he bemoans the creative conditions in contemporary NYC and wonders can ‘counterculture survive in an atmosphere almost entirely comprised of wealth?’" Publishers Weekly
“Throughout the book, Lough provides some wonderful descriptions of the building itself, which has come to mean so much to so many people.” Beatdom
“I think the Chelsea would be a trifle wearing as a place to live, but it’s a blast to read about.” Palm Beach Post

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Author

Author Bio: James Lough

Author Bio: James Lough

James Lough is the former director of the creative writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he teaches full time. He is the author of Sites of Insight, which won the Colorado Endowment of Humanities Award. He is also the winner of the Frank Waters Southwestern Writing Award for short fiction. Additionally, he is co-editor with Alex Stein of two anthologies of aphoristic and short-form poetry, Short Flights and Short Circuits, published respectively in 2015 and 2018 by Schaffner Press.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English