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Wilde's trial and conviction not only associated dandyism with homosexuality, but also the converse.
A crucial spirit of dandyism is paradoxically lost in the moment of perfection of Jewel's dandified beauty: the sustained sense of acting, of observing himself dressed up, of detaching his consciousness from the stage on which he is playing.
Like many writers, Hamilton interprets Matthew's dandyism as a defense against his father's earnestness.
Beginning with an analysis of treatises on dandyism by authors such as Balzac and Baudelaire, and then examining the emergence of a commodified female personality exemplified in Marlarme's fashion magazine, La Derniere mode, Garelick locates the crucial point of transition for dandyism in the explosion of mass culture that occurred in the 1880s and 1890s, and in the literary movement of Decadence.
I would like to contribute to this ongoing discussion by showing that dandyism plays an important role in shaping the author's unusual narrative techniques.
Rounding off Section One, editor Jerusha McCormack's "The Wilde Irishman: Oscar as Aesthete and Anarchist" interprets Wilde's dandyism as protest and provocation.
Cecil mourns the historical changes going on about him: "I saw clearly that the Kingdom of Dandyism was in its Lower Empire.
We share his memories of childhood privation and psychiatric hospitalization, his lighthearted intellectual dandyism, and his philosophical roamings.
An underground legend for his dandyism a la mode, Dardel has become quietly essential to contemporary artists ranging from Elizabeth Peyton to Jason Dodge.
Jackson's biography, which examines the poet's financial woes, his 1857 prosecution and the various poses of dandyism, Satanism and sadism.
Hoksyns traces the roots of this selonscous dandyism back to Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray and the foppery of the Restoration through to the cinematic sexual ambiguity of Valentino and Garbo.
2) Christopher Lane, "The Drama of the Impostor: Dandyism and its Double," Cultural Critique, 28 (Fall 1994), 34.