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By Mark Booth

ISBN-10: 0704323532

ISBN-13: 9780704323537

Contents:

PROLOGUE

CAMPE-TOI! ORIGINS & DEFINITIONS
Previous perspectives. Fads and fancies. Definition. Confusions: homosexuality, kitsch, theatricality, dandyism, aestheticism, preciosity, pop, stylish. Origins and etymology.
Monsieur and the Abbe de Choisy. Comedy of Manners. Versailles.

CAMPING SITES
Sources: urban lifestyles, pluralism, variety, studying. ambitions: traditional morality, stable flavor, marriage and kinfolk, suburbia, recreation, enterprise. interests: boredom, divertissements,
scandal, self-decoration, exclusivism. Divine decadence. Conformity.

MUMMY IS the foundation OF ALL EVIL
Adolescence and exclusion. vainness and self-hatred. Selfcontrol and self-knowledge. Misanthropy. Misogyny and adoration. Bitchiness. Satiety. demonstrate. Escapism.
Duplicity and espionage. Shyness and exhibitionism. Pragmatism and happiness.

CAMPINSIGHTS
Literary types: salon verse, drawing-room books and albums, poetry, comedies, novels. Archetypes: Dandy Wit, Phallic girl, Eminence Cerise, Transvestite, Burlesque
Woman, Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Manic Poseur, Vamp. kinds: exoticism, revivalism, nostalgie de los angeles boue. Good/Bad and So-Bad-It's-Good. The Trash Aesthetic. Andy Warhol as opposed to the summary Expressionists. Pop tune rescued from pomposity: Glam Rock, Punk, Disco, New Romantics.

CELEBRATION
Achievements. traits. Virtues. Delights.

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Likewise, he employed two people to make his gloves, one making only the thumbs. ' For sheer committment in this line, the Regency dandies were perhaps upstaged by the method devised by a certain mid-nineteenth century French baron to get a perfect shine on his silk hat. He made his valet run for half an hour every morning in the Bois de Boulogne. The baron's coachman then took the sweat off the valet's brow with a fine silk handkerchief and polished the hat with it. The important point though, was that the valet should be a clean, healthy boy, as blond as possible, because not all sweat would do.

Both are worldly and materialistic in the sense of being keen on acquiring nice possessions. Both are geared to success, though the camp person conceives success in terms of fame and the burgher more in terms of a constant accumulation of wealth. Generally speaking, pressing social problems make no more impression on the camp person than they do on the burgher. Both show a deliberate narrowness of intellect. The burgher is typically a selfmade man and so, in another sense, is the camp person. Being self-assertive, both are to that extent unreceptive: the burgher, for instance, is as unappreciative of nature as the camp person: he is likely to drive out to picnic in the fields, then quickly decorate the landscape with brightly coloured cartons and rolled-up bits of tin foil to make it seem less alien.

Her entrance was the signal for a general outburst of gaiety, and the Spirit of Carnival pervaded the dancers who joined hands, and romped round the guelder-rose, much to her delighted astonishment. " Jazz The lncas Granville Barker Lindbergh Sherlock Holmes Desbordes Russian Films Cocteau The Mediterranean Marianne Moore Milton Mary \\"igman Small Islands D. H. \G Opposite: an invitation to a party organised by Brian Howard. 73 party to party: from bottle party to Venetian party, from masked party to pool party, from stunt party to punt party, from a fruit party to an impersonation party, and from a pedicure party to a bring-a-bank-statement party.

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