Modernist Star Maps: Celebrity, Modernity, Culture

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Aaron Jaffe, Jonathan E. Goldman
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - History - 265 pages
Bringing together Canadian, American, and British scholars, this volume explores the relationship between modernism and modern celebrity culture. In support of the collection's thesis that modern celebrity and modernism are mutually determining phenomena, the contributors take on a range of transatlantic figures.
 

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Contents

Celebrity Modernisms
16
Orlando Pimpernel
37
Imposture in The Great Gatsby
55
In Search of Eric Walrond
71
Gertrude Steins Currency
93
Garbos Glamour
107
Modernism Celebrity
123
Jean de Tinans Essay on Cléo de Mérode
137
Lenis HitlerHitlers Leni
153
Four Elvises
169
Modernism Is the Age of Chaplin
193
Samuel Beckett Tourist Attraction
207
Defiling Celebrity
221
Afterword
237
Index
263
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Aaron Jaffe is Associate Professor of English, University of Louisville, USA and Jonathan Goldman is Assistant Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, USA.

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