Glamour in Six Dimensions Book

Glamour in Six Dimensions

  • Author : Judith Christine Brown
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0801447798

Glamour in Six Dimensions Book Description :

Glamour is an alluring but elusive concept. We most readily associate it with fashion, industrial design, and Hollywood of the Golden Age, and yet it also shaped the language and interests of high modernism. In Glamour in Six Dimensions, Judith Brown looks at the historical and aesthetic roots of glamour in the early decades of the twentieth century, arguing that glamour is the defining aesthetic of modernism. In the clean lines of modernism she finds the ideal conditions for glamour-blankness, polish, impenetrability, and the suspicion of emptiness behind it all. Brown focuses on several cultural products that she argues helped to shape glamour's meanings: the most significant perfume of the twentieth century, Chanel No. 5; the idea of the Jazz Age and its ubiquitous cigarette; the celebrity photograph; the staging of primitivism; and the invention of a shimmering plastic called cellophane. Alongside these artifacts, she takes up the development, refinement, and analysis of glamour in Anglo-American poetry, film, fiction, and drama of the period. Glamour in Six Dimensions thus asks its reader to see the proximity between the vernacular and elite cultures of modernism, and particularly how glamour was animated by artists working at the crossroads of the mundane and the extraordinary: Wallace Stevens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, Josephine Baker, D. H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Nella Larsen, and others. --Jane Garrity, University of Colorad

The Power of Glamour Book
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The Power of Glamour

  • Author : Virginia Postrel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416561118

The Power of Glamour Book Description :

An exploration of glamour, a potent cultural force that influences where people choose to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote, offers empowerment to be smarter about engaging with the world.

Sentimental Memorials Book

Sentimental Memorials

  • Author : Melissa Sodeman
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804792790

Sentimental Memorials Book Description :

During the later eighteenth century, changes in the meaning and status of literature left popular sentimental novels stranded on the margins of literary history. While critics no longer dismiss or ignore these works, recent reassessments have emphasized their interventions in various political and cultural debates rather than their literary significance. Sentimental Memorials, by contrast, argues that sentimental novels gave the women who wrote them a means of clarifying, protesting, and finally memorializing the historical conditions under which they wrote. As women writers successfully navigated the professional marketplace but struggled to position their works among more lasting literary monuments, their novels reflect on what the elevation of literature would mean for women's literary reputations. Drawing together the history of the novel, women's literary history, and book history, Melissa Sodeman revisits the critical frameworks through which we have understood the history of literature. Novels by Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson, she argues, offer ways of rethinking some of the signal literary developments of this period, from emerging notions of genius and originality to the rise of an English canon. And in Sodeman's analysis, novels long seen as insufficiently literary acquire formal and self-historicizing importance.

A Handbook of Modernism Studies Book

A Handbook of Modernism Studies

  • Author : Jean-Michel Rabaté
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118488676

A Handbook of Modernism Studies Book Description :

Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature. Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring the latest research data Adopts an original and creative thematic approach to the subject, with concepts such as race, law, gender, class, time, and ideology forming the structure of the collection Explores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians Reveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa

The Problem with Pleasure Book

The Problem with Pleasure

  • Author : Laura Frost
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231526463

The Problem with Pleasure Book Description :

Aldous Huxley decried "the horrors of modern 'pleasure,'" or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D. H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to delight through their notoriously daunting work. Laura Frost follows these experiments in the art of unpleasure, connecting modernism's signature characteristics, such as irony, allusiveness, and obscurity, to an ambitious attempt to reconfigure bliss. In The Problem with Pleasure, Frost draws upon a wide variety of materials, linking interwar amusements, such as the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian fragrance Chanel no. 5, and the exotic confection Turkish Delight, to the artistic play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the rise of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee against contemporary sociological, scientific, and philosophical writings on leisure and desire. Throughout her study, Frost incorporates recent scholarship on material and visual culture and vernacular modernism, recasting the period's high/low, elite/popular divides and formal strategies as efforts to regulate sensual and cerebral experience. Capturing the challenging tensions between these artists' commitment to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced yet deployed in their writing, Frost calls attention to the central role of pleasure in shaping interwar culture.

Choice Book


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  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019978219

Choice Book Description :

2010 Book


  • Author : De Gruyter
  • Publisher : de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 2612
  • ISBN 10 : 3110230259

2010 Book Description :

The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Glamour Girls Book

Glamour Girls

  • Author : Rachel Kramer Bussel
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 1560235349

Glamour Girls Book Description :

This entertaining and arousing collection of stories delves into an aspect of lesbian sex that has been overlooked in women's erotica: femme/femme attraction.

Consuming Traditions Book

Consuming Traditions

  • Author : Elizabeth Outka
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195372694

Consuming Traditions Book Description :

Consuming Traditions, the inaugural volume in Oxford's Modernist Literature and Culture series, is a lively and unique study of the curious relationship between British modernism and consumer culture. Through readings of key texts by George Bernard Shaw, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and others, Elizabeth Outka examines the early twentieth century emergence of what she terms the "commodified authentic": the aggressive marketing of an object, space, or identity that evokes an older pre-industrial authenticity. With accessible prose and insightful close readings, Outka demonstrates that a unique moment in urban culture created a largely nostalgic desire for a more rural, more culturally 'authentic' Englishness to which both writers and entrepreneurs responded.