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Camp in literature

Author: Gary McMahon
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Objectives of this work are to define camp as a literary genre and to demonstrate its merit with enthusiasm for the subject. Part one is thematically organized, establishing the principles of camp aesthetics and applying them to literature. Part two looks at six featured writers and compares the various ways that they are camp"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary McMahon
ISBN: 0786424664 9780786424665
OCLC Number: 63679913
Description: vii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Acknowledgments vi --
Preface 1 --
Part One --
An Introduction to Camp 0 --
A history camp or Decadence? French borrowings in camp --
art for art's sake camp narrative irony an expos¿ on seriousness --
Critics and Clerics 00 --
Academic tradition puritan criticism ecclesiastical camp punning shirking the work ethic aloof disposition rewriting criticism --
Shakespeare's Sister 00 --
A feminine writing style floristry, couture and color masculine --
women and feminine men bitchcraft camp women? --
Saki's Cat 000 --
Fantasy, banality & camp domestic-fantastic juxtaposition --
the personification of camp narcissism --
The "Ahh" Effect 000 --
The alienation effect theatricality cross-dressing between genres --
camp diction & oral tradition stage directions political camp? --
Camp by Misadventure 000 --
Low camp writerly behavior exalted superlatives transgender --
narrative voice deranged camp when camp becomes kitsch --
Part Two --
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 000 --
Ronald Firbank (1886-1926) 000 --
Quentin Crisp (1908-1999) 000 --
Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1924-1978) 000 --
Juan Goytisolo (1931-) 000 --
Chloe Poems (1962-) 000 --
Notes 000 --
Bibliography 000 --
Index 000.
Responsibility: Gary McMahon.
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"Objectives of this work are to define camp as a literary genre and to demonstrate its merit with enthusiasm for the subject. Part one is thematically organized, establishing the principles of camp aesthetics and applying them to literature. Part two looks at six featured writers and compares the various ways that they are camp"--Provided by publisher.

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