Fictions of Pleasure: The Putain Memoirs of Prerevolutionary France

Out of the libertine literary tradition of eighteenth-century France emerged a dozen memoir novels unlike any others. The fictional narrators of these stories are female libertines who eagerly take up sex work as a means of escape from the patriarchal control of fathers and husbands to pursue pleasure, wealth, and personal independence outside the private, […]

Author:
Alistaire Tallent
Hardback ISBN:
9781644533246
Hardback Release:
December 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644533239
Paperback Release:
December 2023
Series:
Early Modern Feminisms

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The Theatre Couple in Early Modern Italy: Self-Fashioning and Mutual Marketing

Who were the first celebrity couples? How was their success forged? Which forces influenced their self-fashioning and marketing strategies? These questions are at the core of this study, which looks at the birth of a phenomenon, that of the couple in the show business, with a focus on the promotional strategies devised by two professional […]

Author:
Serena Laiena
Hardback ISBN:
9781644533161
Hardback Release:
December 2023
Paperback ISBN:
9781644533154
Paperback Release:
December 2023
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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