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The Resource Divine decadence : fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles, Linda Mizejewski

Divine decadence : fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles, Linda Mizejewski

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Divine decadence : fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles
Title
Divine decadence
Title remainder
fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles
Statement of responsibility
Linda Mizejewski
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Language
eng
Summary
As femme fatale, cabaret siren, and icon of Camp, the Christopher Isherwood character Sally Bowles has become this century's darling of "divine decadence"--a measure of how much we are attracted by the fiction of the "shocking" British/American vamp in Weimar Berlin. Originally a character in a short story by Isherwood, published in 1939, "Sally" has appeared over the years in John Van Druten's stage play I Am a Camera, Henry Cornelius's film of the same name, and Joe Masteroff's stage musical and Bob Fosse's Academy Award-winning musical film, both entitled Cabaret. Linda Mizejewski shows how each successive repetition of the tale of the showgirl and the male writer/scholar has linked the young man's fascination with Sally more closely to the fascination of fascism. In every version, political difference is read as sexual difference, fascism is disavowed as secretly female or homosexual, and the hero eventually renounces both Sally and the corruption of the coming regime. Mizejewski argues, however, that the historical and political aspects of this story are too specific--and too frightening--to explain in purely psychoanalytic terms. Instead, Divine Decadence examines how each text engages particular cultural issues and anxieties of its era, from postwar "Momism" to the Vietnam War. Sally Bowles as the symbol of "wild Weimar" or Nazi eroticism represents "history" from within the grid of many other controversial discourses, including changing theories of fascism, the story of Camp, vicissitudes of male homosexual representations and discourses, and the relationships of these issues to images of female sexuality. To Mizejewski, the Sally Bowles adaptations end up duplicating the fascist politics they strain to condemn, reproducing the homophobia, misogyny, fascination for spectacle, and emphasis of sexual difference that characterized German fascism.Originally published in 1992.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mizejewski, Linda
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6017.S5
LC item number
Z78 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Bowles, Sally (Fictitious character)
  • Decadence in literature
  • Fascism and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Bowles, Sally (Fictitious character)
  • Decadence in literature
  • Fascism and literature
  • Literature
  • Women in literature
  • Germany
Label
Divine decadence : fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles, Linda Mizejewski
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. (Nazi) Life Is a Cabaret: Sally Bowles and Broadway Musical
  • CHAPTER SIX. "Doesn't My Body Drive You Wild with Desire?": Fosse's Cabaret
  • EPILOGUE
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND CREDITS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Chapter One. FANTASIES, FASCISM, FEMALE SPECTACLE
  • CHAPTER TWO. "Good Heter Stuff": Isherwood, Sally Bowles, and the Vision of Camp
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Cold War against Mummy: Van Druten's I Am a Camera
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Sally, Lola, and Painful Pleasures: The First On-Screen Sally Bowles
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889252659
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Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780691023465
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735b4z
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252659
Label
Divine decadence : fascism, female spectacle, and the makings of Sally Bowles, Linda Mizejewski
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. (Nazi) Life Is a Cabaret: Sally Bowles and Broadway Musical
  • CHAPTER SIX. "Doesn't My Body Drive You Wild with Desire?": Fosse's Cabaret
  • EPILOGUE
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND CREDITS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Chapter One. FANTASIES, FASCISM, FEMALE SPECTACLE
  • CHAPTER TWO. "Good Heter Stuff": Isherwood, Sally Bowles, and the Vision of Camp
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Cold War against Mummy: Van Druten's I Am a Camera
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Sally, Lola, and Painful Pleasures: The First On-Screen Sally Bowles
Control code
889252659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691023465
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735b4z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252659

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