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By Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Oscar Wilde's 1891 symbolist tragedy Salomé has had a wealthy afterlife in literature, opera, dance, movie, and pop culture. Salome's Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression is the 1st accomplished scholarly exploration of that impressive resonance that persists to the current. Petra Dierkes-Thrun positions Wilde as a founding determine of modernism and Salomé as a key textual content in glossy culture's preoccupation with erotic and aesthetic transgression, arguing that Wilde's Salomé marks an enormous turning aspect from a dominant conventional cultural, ethical, and spiritual outlook to a utopian aesthetic of erotic and inventive transgression. Wilde and Salomé are noticeable to symbolize a bridge linking the philosophical and inventive initiatives of writers reminiscent of Mallarmé, Pater, and Nietzsche to modernist and postmodernist literature and philosophy and our modern tradition. Dierkes-Thrun addresses next representations of Salome in quite a lot of creative productions of either excessive and pop culture during the works of Richard Strauss, Maud Allan, Alla Nazimova, Ken Russell, Suri Krishnamma, Robert Altman, Tom Robbins, and Nick Cave, between others.

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