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Sisters of Salome

Author: Toni Bentley
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details for the first time the Salomania craze and four remarkable women who personified Salome and her seductive dance. Bentley shows how each embraced the persona of the femme fatale and transformed the misogynist idea of a dangerously sexual woman into a form of personal liberation. 22 illustrations.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Salome, (Biblical figure); Maud Allan; Mata Hari; Ida Rubinstein; Colette; Mata Hari.; Ida Rubinstein; Colette.; Oscar Wilde; Maud Allan; Salome, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Bentley
ISBN: 0300090390 9780300090390
OCLC Number: 47893237
Description: x, 223 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. Salome: The Daughter of Iniquity 17 --
Chapter One. The Wilde Story 19 --
Chapter Two. The Dance of the Seven Veils 27 --
Chapter Three. The Salome Craze 33 --
Part II. Maud Allan: The Cult of the Clitoris 47 --
Chapter Four. The Crime 49 --
Chapter Five. The Vibion 57 --
Chapter Six. The Trial 72 --
Part III. Mata Hari: The Horizontal Agent 85 --
Chapter Seven. Intoxication 87 --
Chapter Eight. The Little Dutch Girl 90 --
Chapter Nine. The Hindu Hoax 95 --
Chapter Ten. The Scapegoat 109 --
Chapter Eleven. The Legendary Backlash 124 --
Part IV. Ida Rubinstein: The Phallic Female 129 --
Chapter Twelve. The Queen of the Nile 131 --
Chapter Thirteen. The Russian Salome 135 --
Chapter Fourteen. Diaghilev' Dilettante 140 --
Chapter Fifteen. The Male Martyr 145 --
Chapter Sixteen. La Folie d'Ida 154 --
Chapter Seventeen. Salvation 161 --
Part V. Colette: The Mental Hermaphrodite 167 --
Chapter Eighteen. The Kiss 169 --
Chapter Nineteen. Sido's Masterpiece 172 --
Chapter Twenty. Willy's Ghost 175 --
Chapter Twenty-One. The Barrier of Light 182 --
Chapter Twenty-Two. The Mature Seductress 191 --
Notes 197 --
Bibliography 207 --
Index 217.
Responsibility: Toni Bentley.
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This book details for the first time the Salomania craze and four remarkable women who personified Salome and her seductive dance. Bentley shows how each embraced the persona of the femme fatale and transformed the misogynist idea of a dangerously sexual woman into a form of personal liberation. 22 illustrations.

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