Delmira Agustini nace y publica en un período de crisis de valores que extiende las inquietudes del final de siglo XIX a las primeras décadas del XX. Su condición de mujer complica e ilustra al mismo tiempo la multiplicidad del fenómeno del modernismo hispánico. El presente volumen propone nuevas alternativas de aproximación al modernismo a través del análisis de la obra de Delmira Agustini, una autora integrada a los valores fetichistas de su época al tiempo que los amplia y supera con un virtuosismo sin precedentes.La implicación estética de Agustini en el modernismo y la modernidad convive, por lo tanto, con la relativización de esos mismos conceptos al presentarse el objeto tradicional femenino como sujeto hablante susceptible de univocidad y trascendencia. Así sucede en la utilización e implícita corrección de ciertos mitos como Pigmalión, Salomé, Leda y el cisne, mitos que la autora personaliza y subvierte al articularlos desde una voz lírica que explicita su condición deseante de mujer. Con su propuesta transgresora, Delmira Agustini plantea una modernidad discrepante de las nociones del poder que resultan ineficaces al abordar la problemática de la escritora latinoamericana. “Salomé decapitada” remite entonces a la ex-centricidad de una autora que se atrevió a formular su visión poética, convirtiéndola en una de las voces más poderosas y singulares de la literatura iberoamericana.
Author: Richard Georg Strauss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1989-10-19
This first full-length study of Salome in English since Lawrence Gilman's (1907) moves from historical and literary analysis to critical appraisal and includes a synopsis, bibliography and discography.
Author: William Tydeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1996-08-28
A separate chapter explores a wealth of further interpretations, including Aubrey Beardsley's challenging illustrations, Strauss's operatic version, the exotic dances realised by Maud Allan and Ida Rubenstein and the provocative films by Alla Nazimova and Ken Russell. The book contains rare photographs and a list of productions.
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Boston : B. Humphries Publishers, [196-?]
Release Date: 1989
Contains all the Aubrey Beardsley drawings and is the English translation undertaken by Lord Alfred Douglas of Wilde's most brilliant tale of passion, which was originally written in French to avoid (unsuccessfully) Victorian censorship. Salome is a simple tale of complex passion. Wilde's heroine bears no resemblance to her biblical origin. His Salome is no mere instrument of Herodias, but a dangerous and passionate young woman whose thwarted affections for John the Baptist lead to a disasterous climax for all persons involved. Wilde's script is a brilliant look at deep-rooted desires and the dangers of obsession. This edition of the play is a must for anyone building their own theatrical library.
Author: Anzia Yezierska
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date: 1995
Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, but its author was immediately hailed as a major new talent. A love story of a working-class Salome and her highborn John the Baptist, the novel is based on the real-life story of Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor's fairytale romance with the millionaire socialist Graham Stokes. It also reflects Yezierska's own aborted romance with the famous educator John Dewey. Yezierska's passionate but cynical novel poses oppositions such as cultural type/stereotype, passion/reason, and ethnic identity/assimilation, and it resonates powerfully to the contemporary reader.
The daughter of an illustrious Russian general, Lou von Salomé left her home in the heart of Tsarist Russia to conquer intellectual Europe at the tender age of 18. Eventually settling in Germany, she became a best-selling novelist, a groundbreaking essayist, and a well-known literary critic. In addition to all this, Salomé was a real-life muse for some of the most brilliant men of her time. This biography tells the story of Salomé’s entire life and career, focusing on her young adulthood; celibate marriage with linguistics scholar Carl Friedrich Andreas; rumored affairs with Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainier Maria Rilke, and several other authors and poets; and her relationship with Sigmund Freud, which was marked most notably by their contrasting views of psychoanalysis.
Although the root of the Hebrew name “Salome” is “peaceful”, the image spawned by the most famous woman to carry that name has been anything but peaceful. She and her story have long been linked to the beheading of John the Baptist, as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, since Salome was the supposed catalyst for the prophet’s execution. This history of the myth of Salome describes the process by which that myth was created, the roles that art, literature, theology and music played in that creation, and how Salome’s image as evil varied from one period to another according to the prevailing cultural myths surrounding women. After setting forth the Biblical and historical origins of the Salome story, the book examines the major cultural, literary and artistic works which developed and propagated it, including those by Filippo Lippi, Rogier van der Weyden, Titian, Moreau, Beardsley, Mallarmé, Wilde and Richard Strauss.
"It is a remarkably interesting idea to present the pageant of the world as it unfolded before the yes of the same man during two thousand years. Also, to keep him a young man instead of a doddering gray-beard. It is like reading a series of entrancing short stories with the added interest of logical sequence. Your erudition is amazing, and it is presented in a manner that lures one on and on, as well as inducing the pleasant belief that one is learning something really worth while." -- Gertrude Atherton
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Salome is Oscar Wilde’s most experimental—and controversial—play. In its own time, the play, written in French, was described by a reviewer as “an arrangement in blood and ferocity, morbid, bizarre, repulsive.” None, however, could deny the importance of Wilde’s creation. Contemporary audiences and reviewers variously regarded Salome as the symbol of a thrilling modernity, a challenge to patriarchy, a confession of desire, a sign of moral decay, a new form of art, and a revolt against the restraints of Victorian society. Less well known than Wilde’s beloved comedies, Salome is as enduringly modern and relevant. This edition uses the English translation done by Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and overseen and corrected by Wilde himself. Appendices detail the play’s sources and provide extensive materials on its contemporary reception and dramatic productions.
Author: Marcus Johnson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Salome: An Invitation to the Dance begins when the Bogweasel family spends a week by the lake, but the weather is not good. To entertain his brood, Mr. Bogweasel, a history teacher, suggests they do some research. Since he doesn't agree with the historical inaccuracies of a Hollywood movie called "Salome," he makes the biblical dancer the family's research subject. The Bogweasels discover quite a lot about their subject, even though their efforts are interrupted by romance and adventures on the lake. During the barbecue that marks the end of their holiday, they announce their findings to friends, neighbors, and extended family. They are surprised to find out that even though 2000 years have passed since the time of Salome, feelings still run strong.
What if reality TV met one of our oldest stories of blood revenge, lust, envy, and coming-of-age? Though the story of SalomŽ has been told down through the ages, this new rendition from a woman's perspective portrays mother-daughter forgiveness based on the story of the sensuous young woman who danced for Herod then demanded John the Baptist's head on a platter at her mother's instigation. Lush language and a riveting storyline combine to create this small jewel from debut novelist Patti Rutka.