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(dan'dē),
Walter E., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1886-1946. See: Dandy operation, Dandy-Walker syndrome.
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His dandyism was not merely a whim or a cheap form of self-advertisement, but a strategy to experiment with different new modes of life, avoiding essentialist conclusions" (Cauwenberge, "Oscar Wilde and Postmodernism").
For a more complex view of this essay, and the relation of Wilde's anarchism to his philosophy of dandyism, see Jerusha McCormack, 'The Wilde Irishman: Oscar as Aesthete and Anarchist', Wilde the Irishman, edited by Jerusha McCormack (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998), pp.
It is a bold step, but at the same time it is one facet of this unforgettable picture of dandyism driven towards insanity and dissolution.
There, dandyism survived from the Georgian period, aristocratic in its essence but based on temperament and style, not ancestry.
But the young Arnold reacted against this system with a famous detachment, a languid dandyism that resulted in the humiliation of a second-class degree, made up the following year by the win of an Oriel fellowship.
We share his memories of childhood privation and psychiatric hospitalization, his lighthearted intellectual dandyism, and his philosophical roamings.
This predates by ten years Smithson's interview with Moira Roth, in which he expresses his dislike for Duchamp's dandyism and his lassitude with the "Duchampitis" he sees as having seized the art world.
Maura Reynolds of The LA Times noted that "there is a strong streak of dandyism among Pashtun males.
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.
But this is precisely what makes it so valuable: It shows us the limits of what modish nouveau dandyism (and even its attendant rhetoric of failure) can recuperate.
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.