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Modernist aesthetics and consumer culture in the writings of Oscar Wilde

Author: Paul L Fortunato
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2007.
Series: Studies in major literary authors (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oscar Wilde was a consumer modernist. His modernist aesthetics drove him into the heart of the mass culture industries of 1890s London, particularly the journalism and popular theatre industries.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fortunato, Paul L., 1969-
Modernist aesthetics and consumer culture in the writings of Oscar Wilde.
New York : Routledge, ©2007
(OCoLC)608428961
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul L Fortunato
ISBN: 0415981034 9780415981033
OCLC Number: 77270892
Description: xi, 162 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background : Wilde's social circles and consumer culture --
Newspaper culture in the Pall Mall Gazette years (1884-1890) --
The Woman's world (1887-1889) as fashion magazine and modernist laboratory --
Philosophy with a needle and thread : the aesthetics of fashion in Baudelaire, Wilde, and Tomson/Watson --
Consumer fashion and modernist aesthetics in Lady Windermere's fan (1892) --
Mrs. Erlynne as modernist : the artist of consumer image and ritual.
Series Title: Studies in major literary authors (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Paul L. Fortunato.
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"This book portrays playwright Wilde as a consumer modernist, working in the very heart of 1890s London's mass-culture industry." -- Columbia College Today, March/April 2008 "...this excellent Read more...

 
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