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By Aaron Jaffe,Jonathan Goldman

Bringing jointly Canadian, American, and British students, this quantity explores the connection among modernism and glossy big name tradition. In help of the collection's overriding thesis that smooth megastar and modernism are at the same time settling on phenomena, the individuals tackle a number transatlantic canonical and noncanonical figures, from the predicted (Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald) to the magnificent (Elvis and Hitler). Illuminating case stories are balanced through the volume's attentiveness to broader concerns relating to modernist aesthetics, because the individuals give some thought to star in dating to id, commodification, print tradition, character, visible cultures, and theatricality. because the first ebook to learn modernism and star within the context of the crises of person business enterprise occasioned through the emergence of mass-mediated tradition, Modernist big name Maps argues that the connection among modernism and the preferred is unthinkable with out superstar. additionally, celebrity's unusual evolution through the 20th century is unbelievable with out the intercession of modernism's process of cultural price. This cutting edge assortment opens new avenues for figuring out megastar not just for modernist students yet for serious theorists and cultural stories scholars.

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