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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature$
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James A. W. Heffernan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300195583

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature
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James A. W. Heffernan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0011

This epilogue summarizes the reasons why treacherous hospitality is everywhere in Western literature. It explains what happens to the rituals of hospitality, including the worst that hosts and guests can do to each other, and also presents examples in Western literature which show that even the best of hospitable intentions may go awry.

Keywords:   treacherous hospitality, Western literature, hospitality, hosts, guests

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