Political Dandyism in Literature and Art: Genealogy of a Paradigm by Geertjan de Vugt
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 250 Pages | ISBN : 3319908952 | 2.92 MB
This book traces a genealogy of political dandyism in literature. Dandies abstain from worldly affairs, and politics in particular. As an enigmatic figure, or a being of great eccentricity, it was the dandy that haunted the literary and cultural imagination of the nineteenth century. In fact, the dandy is often seen as a quintessential nineteenth-century figure. It was surprising, then, when at the beginning of the twenty-first century this figure returned from the past to an unexpected place: the very heart of European politics. Various so-called populist leaders were seen as political dandies.