Salome's modernity : Oscar Wilde and the aesthetics of transgression /

Main Author: Dierkes-Thrun, Petra, 1968-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Dancing on the threshold: Wilde's Salomé between symbolist, decadent, and modernist aesthetics
  • "The brutal music and the delicate text"? Richard Strauss's operatic modernism in Salome
  • Perverts in court: Maud Allan's The vision of Salomé and the Pemberton-Billing trial
  • Alla Nazimova's Salomé: an historical phantasy by Oscar Wilde
  • Portraits of the artist as a gay man and Salomé as a feminist icon: Wilde and Salomé in popular culture since the 1980s.