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In this true crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective skills on a criminal case that has inspired John O'Hara's Butterfield 8, which became a major feature film. His account of the international scandal and media brouhaha surrounding "this mystery with the wonderful name" — the inexplicable death of young and beautiful Starr Faithfull in 1931 — provides an authentic tale of the Jazz Age.

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These selected essays from two conferences held at Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and 1992 (of the same title as the volume) demonstrate how gender functions in genres of Italian literature and from the 14th century to the present. The discussions are much livelier than the theme would imply, definitely dusting off old Italian scholarship with subjects such as nudity in the Decameron, the traffic in muses of Italian painters, women's war poetry, transgressive transvestism in three scala scenarios, gender and homicide in Alba Cespedes, making the lesbian body, and a keynote address by Italian feminist Luisa Muraro on women and power.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780873385411
Author:
Goodman, Jonathan
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Location:
Kent, Ohio :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Faithfull, Starr
Subject:
Celebrities -- England -- Death.
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Celebrities -- United States -- Death.
Subject:
Faithfull, Starr - Death and burial
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
311
Dimensions:
8.40x5.43x.79 in. .97 lbs.

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