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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: modernism is the literature of celebrity: critical problem solving: modernism and popular culture; the field of modernism and the culture of celebrity; considering celebrity; why modernism is the literature of celebrity --
Oscar Wilde, fashioning fame: copying oneself; judging by appearances in Dorian Gray; the tragic commodity; deep thoughts: embodying the subject in De profundis --
James Joyce and modernist exceptionalism: styling the author; "peeping and prying into greenroom gossip of the day"; "famous son of a famous father": author, character, Holy Ghost; the dream of immateriality; E.T.: the extra-textual; the ghost of the author --
Gertrude Stein, everybody's celebrity: elite by association; unstable values; the trademark of time; name of constant value; a democracy of one --
Charlie Chaplin, author of modernist celebrity: happy endings; an author is born; sign of the times; the object of celebrity --
Rhys, the obscure: the literature of celebrity at the margins --
Epilogue. "Everybody who was anybody was there": after modernism, after celebrity, John Dos Passos.
|Series Title:||Literary modernism series.|
"Goldman's thesis is ably pursued and very useful. He situates 'celebrity' as the 'missing link' between high and low culture in modernism, and I think he has a point." -- Garry Leonard, University
- American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
- English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
- Celebrities -- History -- 20th century.
- Fame -- History -- 20th century.
- Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
- American literature -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
- Modernism -- United States.
- Modernism -- Great Britain.
- American literature.
- English literature.
- Modernism (Literature)
- Popular culture.
- Great Britain.
- United States.
- Modernism (litteratur)