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Author Payne, Tom.

Title Fame : what the classics tell us about our cult of celebrity / Tom Payne.

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  302.1 PAY    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  302.1 PAY    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description x, 274 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A certain sacrifice : what was Britney telling us when she cut her own hair? -- Temporary like Achilles : why do we reject our heroes -- And what became of last year's snow : are celebrities becoming less beautiful? -- Sympathy for the Devil : have geniuses more often than not sold their souls? -- Divas and divinities : are celebrities (anything) like gods? -- Eternal flame : did the early Christians find a way to be immortal? -- I want to be like you-hoo-hoo : why do famous people influence us? -- If you want to evict Jade, vote now -- We're all individuals (yes, we're all individuals) : how the scent of Mariah Carey had the power to make us all part of something special -- You complete me : how celebrity couplings provide an index on celebrities and ultimately on the rest of us -- Too much information : how well do we really know famous people? -- Shades : Can the famous ever shed their fame?
Subject Fame -- Social aspects.
Popular culture.
Civilization, Classical.
Heroes in literature.
Hero worship -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 9780312429935

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