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In the figure of Beau Brummell, with whom dandyism began, one sees the progenitor of the late-Victorian aesthetes.
Briefly outlining the history of such avatars of dandyism as Barbey d'Aurevilly and Baudelaire, who applied the postulate of l'art pour l'art to the person of the artist himself, the second chapter suggests that dandyism presupposed the body as its supreme criterion.
It's difficult to make the same claim of dandyism about Brooks' famous 1923 self-portrait.
6) For a similar interpretation of Bulwer's shift from Byronism and dandyism in Ernest Maltravers, see King and Engel.
Berman lumps together seemingly quite diverse episodes, from the aesthetic dandyism of Victor Hugo, through the merciless colonial policy of Belgium in the Congo--all of a piece, in Berman's telling, with Russian and other anarchist movements in the nihilistic dedication to killing for killings sake--to the carnage of World War I, again adduced as an example of the underlying pattern.
In the face of derision and incomprehension several innovators adopted the equally familiar stances of dandyism, bohemianism and outrageousness.
Furthermore, Foucault recognizes that nineteenth-century dandyism marked an episode in the kind of relation of the subject to itself that he explored towards the end of his life ("Genealogy of Ethics" 362).
But when I think of how many Palestinian kids have been killed or maimed while throwing stones, when I think of how little the Palestinians have won through such flailings, I feel that this scene, alone among the fantasies of Divine Intervention, descends to the polemical and, worse, to intellectual dandyism.
His effete dandyism signifies the vain self-centeredness and over-indulgence that are responsible for the necessity of his retrenchments.
James Najarian's thoughtful contribution, "Arnold's Irony and the Deployment of Dandyism," considers the ways in which Arnold's youthful dandyism helped shape his self-irony, "inform[ing] the complex stance and tone that Arnold constructs in his criticism" (192).
Most of us, true to the eternal dandyism of Oxford, simply wanted to look different.
The author of Soumission would therefore seem to represent the very opposite of Huysmans's most famous character, and yet there is a certain perverse dandyism in Houellebecq's insistence on incarnating the opposite of Bernard-Henri Levy, the suavely self-satisfied philosopher-cwm-public intellectual with whom he collaborated on a book of letters, Public Enemies, in 2008.