Mártires de la belleza

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2013-02-01
  • Publisher: Cabaret Voltaire
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A fascinating study about aesthetics and popular culture, this book argues that in an age of vanity and superficiality like the current one, beauty transforms certain individuals into privileged beings for whom the most difficult doors open with the greatest of ease. But that beauty is ephemeral and the privileged often live out the end of their careers in oblivion or in the mud, completely ignored by the same world that applauded them when they were beautiful. The involuntary martyrs of beauty discussed in this essay, complemented by black-and-white photographs, include Christopher Atkins, Helmut Berger, James Dean, Leif Garrett, Rob Lowe, and Ryan Phillippe. Un fascinante estudio acerca de la estética y la cultura popular, este libro arguye que en una época vanidosa y superficial como la de hoy, la belleza convierte a ciertos individuos en seres privilegiados para quienes se abren con absoluta facilidad las puertas más difíciles. Pero esa belleza es efímera y esos privilegiados muchas veces terminan sus carreras en el olvido o el lodo, completamente ignorados por el mismo mundo que los aplaudió cuando eran hermosos. Los involuntarios mártires de la belleza discutidos en este ensayo, complementado por fotografías en blanco y negro, incluyen a Christopher Atkins, Helmut Berger, James Dean, Leif Garrett, Rob Lowe y Ryan Phillippe.

Author Biography

Luis Antonio de Villena is an author, an essayist, a literary critic, a poet, and a translator. He has written several books of poems, including La belleza impura, Los gatos príncipes, and Huir del invierno, as well as the novels El burdel de Byron, El mal mundo, and Malditos.

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