Idols of Perversity has ratings and 42 reviews. Bram Dijkstra collected this art and put it in a book with the widest margins I have ever seen. He has a lot of. Buy Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-siecle Culture New Ed by Bram Dijkstra ( ISBN. Buy Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siecle Culture ( Oxford Paperbacks) by Dijkstra, Bram (September 1, ) Paperback New Ed by.
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I found the book quite thought-provoking when I read it a few years back and am still talking about years later.
Idols of Perversity – Bram Dijkstra – Oxford University Press
One example of how this didn’t gel with me Review quote ‘a scholarly volume’ The Times ”A provocative treasure-house of research’ Oxford Times ‘A book of value not just to feminists but to sociologists and those interested in painting Hepworth – – Theory, Culture and Society 15 Victorian men had some downright strange ideas about female sexuality.
From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor. For women too were stalwart gallery-goers, women too feasted their eyes on acres of flesh, on scenes of bondage or of carnage whose every new purveyor felt honor bound to raise the body-count, on broken-backed nymphs inviting assault, and sweet indolent figures suggestive dijksra gentle self-abuse, alluring exhaustion, or graceful listlessness.
Trivia About Idols of Perversi A fascinating book, well researched and food for thought. A staggering number of pictures are reproduced, many of them completely unfamiliar to scholars of the period. He has a lot of theories This book is insane. A friend of pwrversity found this in the remainder stack and got it realy cheap and sent it to me We both love the Pr-Raphaelites. Idols of Perversity Bram Dijkstra.
I’m not sure I have keep any other of my books for this long. Oxford University Press- Literary Criticism – pages. I found that I became hram of my discomfort in dijkstrw how women have been presented as objects. In comedian Steve Martin’s short novel Shopgirl, Martin’s heroine claims that Idols of Perversity is her favourite book. My opinion still stands. Jul 06, francesca rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Then, as the century ends, the fair sex converts from passivity on a pedestal to strident new pretentions, social, political.
Idols of Perversity
How to Do Things with Words J. Women were seen as a hindrance to the smooth unfolding of this process, ready at any moment to lure men back to a sham paradise of erotic materiality.
Beneath the restful or the languid pose, the lineaments of gratified desire begin to show. Sign in Create an account.
Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture by Bram Dijkstra
Freud’s Inscription of Jewish Difference. That makes the flood of imagery, often demeaning, sometimes vicious, the more intriguing.
Also, his conclusions are a bit depressing, that the only A bit hysterical, but hysterical men write a lot of fun stuff. A quick list of descriptive epithets picked from his pages yields an alphabet soup of conventional images: This is a superb and rewarding book. I just read the first page of this and all I can say is: David Basinger – – Religious Studies 28 1: Contradictory Lives Lisa I.
To ask other readers questions about Idols of Perversityplease sign up. Mar 17, J. This man doesn’t know what he’s talking about and pretends to be a feminist.
Idols of Perversity : Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siecle Culture
This is scholarly—citations, an extensive bibliography, quotations, and best of all the art. Feb 02, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Request removal from index. Back cover copy This is a book filled with the dangerous fantasies of the Beautiful People of a century ago.
A Compact Documentary Life S. In the years aroundan unprecendented attack on women erupted in virtually every aspect of culture: Aug 23, Georgina rated it liked it Shelves: On the bright side, there was plenty of literary reference I’ve actually abandoned this one–it’s just too dense.
The Islandman Tomas O’Crohan. I recommend this book not only for those who enjoy art, but for historians, to. Pictures and prints together confirm the current image of 19th-Century woman as man’s captive, pervversity or intimate enemy. But I just couldn’t get through the last quarter or so–the writing style is so heavy, and I feel like the points are being reiterated without adding anything dikjstra.
The points raised are excellent and very scholarly.