The Aesthetics of Self-invention
Oscar Wilde to David Bowie
By (author) Shelton Waldrep
Aesthetics of Self-invention by Shelton Waldrep
Book DescriptionWhether as a gay man or as a postmodern performance artist ahead of his time, Wilde ultimately emerges here as the embodiment of the twentieth-century media-savvy artist who is both subject and object of the aesthetic and economic systems in which he is enmeshed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816634170
(236mm x 161mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Shelton Waldrep
Shelton Waldrep is associate professor of English at the University of Southern Maine. He is the coauthor of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World (1995) and editor of The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture (2000).
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