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affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner

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Glick sets out to reconsider both the figure of the dandy and dandyish writings in light of the last century's developments in capitalism--in the promulgation of desires of all kinds, but including the sexual, through the marketplace, and in the consequent identification of even the sexual minority member as consumer.
247) rather than the hitherto celebrated cosmopolitanism of the first modernisms which Ian Baucom for one dismisses as 'blase, dandyish, brothel-wise, the gaze of detached, extinguished distance' (p.
She drops her shuttle as Telemachus hastens to her (in dandyish boots, embroidered velvet trunkhose and codpiece and slash-cut jerkin) to astound her and dismay her suitors with his news; speedily followed by Ulysses himself, who ironically doffs his hat at the door as he enters the room.
Earlier, Edward Alexander Leeper Dunlop had lounged in the witness box; tall, thin, fair hair, light blue jacket, shirt and tie, at a dandyish, even foppish angle.
"Musicians composed Weston marches, and young ladies danced to Weston Waltzes." His "clean-cut and shrewd" face gazed nobly from photographs "in thousands of private dwellings as well as in most public places." The dandyish Rhode Island native was a star, and he behaved like one, preening and sulking, issuing crackpot statements to the press, and hobnobbing with deep-pocketed strangers.
These are Frusta ("The Scourge"), caustic criticizer of man and universe, and the dandyish Duca, a latter-day Robin Goodfellow of Shakespearean fame ("Lord, what fools these mortals be!").
Not only does Hawthorne's depiction of Westervelt homophobically correspond to Jacksonian mythologies and cultural dictates about European dandyish, effeminate artificiality versus sturdy American naturalism, (23) but it also reveals a great deal about Hawthorne's own anxieties about his manhood, under constant threat from those in his circle.
As Harpagon's flighty, high-strung son Cleante, "the little pisser" who rebels against his father by frivolous expenditures and compulsive gambling, Jeune Lune's Stephen Cartmell effuses delightful, dandyish little twitches, pacing and ranting like a testosterone-charged teen.
At such moments Irving's often-noted literary ticks (irony, comedy, the mild and dandyish amusement of his narrating voices) start to take on an ideological import.
Best known for: His (now shorn) flowing locks, dandyish outfits and love of colourful interior design.
Wearing dirty white in dishevelment as delicate as the falling draperies on a dandyish Renaissance Saint.
If one of the five acquaintances (for they are neither fully nor truly friends) stands out in a crowd, it is Charles Gabor, a sleek, somewhat dandyish Hungarian American (and the only bilingual member of the quintet) who works overseas for a New York venture capital firm while patiently scouting promising investment options, preparing "to make a fortune on the Hot prospect of his choice."
The group came out of the dandyish New Romantic scene in London at the start of the 80s.
Again he is assigning himself a role, here that of the dandyish aesthete who is too disengaged from the world to be practical, again he is talking down his own abilities and qualities.