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Mallarmé on Fashion: A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière Mode, with Commentary

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  • Seller:Red Rhino
  • Sales Rank:568,917
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition
  • Pages:288
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Dimensions (in):2.4 x 3.6 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:July 2, 2004
  • ISBN:1859737234
  • EAN:9781859737231
  • ASIN:1859737234
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Synopsis
In 1874, Stéphane Mallarmé, the great French poet, undertook a highly idiosyncratic project--the publication of a fashion magazine called La Dernière Mode (The Latest Fashion)--that he almost single-handedly compiled. Using a variety of feminine and masculine pseudonyms to theorize about fashion and to advise on popular vacation destinations, home furnishings, and entertainment, Mallarmé created a spectacularly original work. The distinguishing feature of Mallarmé's magazine is that it explores the nature of fashion from the inside. While it is a genuine fashion magazine, it also satirizes the entire genre. Various theories have been entertained about the work: it has been viewed as a prose poem, a hoax, and a cynical money-making venture. Furbank and Cain, however, argue that such guesses are hopelessly off the mark. Complete with the original artwork and a contextualizing introduction and commentary, this is the definitive translation of one of French literature's greatest enigmas.

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