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Sisters of Salome

Author: Toni Bentley
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print 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; Salome, (Biblical figure); Mata Hari.; Ida Rubinstein; Colette.; Oscar Wilde; Maud Allan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Bentley
ISBN: 0300090390 9780300090390
OCLC Number: 47893237
Description: x, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. Salome: The Daughter of Iniquity 17 --
Chapter One. The Wilde Story I9 --
Chapter Two. The Dance of the Seven Veils 27 --
Chapter Three. The Salome Craze 33 --
Part II. MaudAllan: The Cultof the Clitoris 47 --
Chapter Four. The Crime 49 --
Chapter Five. The Vibion 57 --
Chapter Six. The Trial 72 --
Part III. Mata Hari: The HorizontalAgent 85 --
Chapter Seven. Intoxication 87 --
Chapter Eight. TheLittleDutch Girl 90 --
Chapter Nine. The Hindu Hoax 95 --
Chapter Ten. The Scapegoat o09 --
Chapter Eleven. The Legendary Backlash 124 --
Part IV. Ia Rublintein: The Phallic Female I29 --
Chapter Twelve. The Queen oftheNile i31 --
Chapter Thirteen. The Russian Salome 135 --
Chapter Fourteen. Diaghilev' Dilettante 140 --
Chapter Fifteen. The Male Martyr 145 --
Chapter Sixteen. La Folie d9'da 154 --
Chapter Seventeen. Salvation 161 --
Part V. Colette: The MentalHermaphrodite 167 --
Chapter Eighteen. TheKiss 169 --
Chapter Nineteen. So d Masterpiece 172 --
Chapter Twenty. Willy's Ghost 175 --
Chapter Twenty-One. TheBarrier ofLight 182 --
Chapter Twenty-Two. The Mature Seductress Ig1 --
Notes 197 --
Bibliography 207 --
Index 217.
Responsibility: Toni Bentley.
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A study of the "Salomania" that spread through Europe as the 19th century gave way to the 20th. It discusses the four women who personified Salome and performed her seductive dance, how Salome became  Read more...

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