David Bowie and romanticism

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Palgrave Macmillan,, Cham, Switzerland, p.1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01100133, (OCoLC)fst01100137, fast, History and criticism., Influence., Romanticism, Romanticism.


Description based on print version record.1. Introduction: David Bowie and Romanticism -- 2. David Bowie and Romantic Androgyny -- 3. Negative Capability in Space: The Romantic Bowieverse -- 4. Drug Use and Drug Literature from the Eighteenth Century to David Bowie -- 5. Capitalist Co-optation, Romantic Resistance, and Bowies Allegorical Performance in Nicolas Roegs The Man Who Fell to Earth -- 6. Too Late to Be Late Again: David Bowie, the Late 1970s, and Romanticism -- 7. Relics of The Future: The Melancholic Romanticism of Bowies Berlin Triptych -- 8. "Rebel Rebel" : Bowie as Romantic "Type" -- 9. The Goblin King, Absurdity, and Nonbinary Thinking -- 10. 1. Outside as Bowies Gothic Technodrama: Fascism and the Irrational Near the Turn of the Millennia -- 11. "Blackstar" David Bowies Twenty-First-Century Ars Moriendi.David Bowie and Romanticism evaluates Bowies music, film, drama, and personae alongside eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poets, novelists, and artists. These chapters expand our understanding of both the literature studied as well as Bowies music, exploring the boundaries of reason and imagination, and of identity, gender, and genre. This collection uses the conceptual apparata and historical insights provided by the study of Romanticism to provide insight into identity formation, drawing from Romantic theories of self to understand Bowies oeuvre and periods of his career. The chapters discuss key themes in Bowies work and analyze what Bowie has to teach us about Romantic art and literature as well.Includes bibliographical references and index.