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The Frenzy of Renown

Leo Braudy

The Frenzy of Renown

Fame and Its History

by Leo Braudy

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages674
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7386524M
ISBN 100195051785
ISBN 109780195051780
OCLC/WorldCa233810339


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Includes chapters on Homer, Alexander the Great, Pompey, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, caligula, Nero, Jesus Christ, St. Show synopsis Tracing the reputations of figures from Alexander the Great to Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, and others, THE FRENZY OF RENOWN examines how many famous people were seen by their audiences, as well as how they promoted themselves.

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We did not invent fame.”—but that it changes over time. What has changed in the nature of fame since. Introduction. Society’s preoccupation with fame has existed since ancient times (Braudy, ); however, the current fascination with celebrity has reached a fever unrelenting quest for knowledge about the lives, loves and failures of the famous has been fueled by the explosive growth of the entertainment industry, 1 as well as by a zealous by: The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Harper's. His most recent book, From Chivalry to Terrorism, was named Best of the Best by the Los Angeles Times and a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

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The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Harper’s. His book From Chivalry to Terrorism, was named Best of the Best by the Los Angeles Times and a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.

He denied her bulimia (as did her mother) and made light of her addiction until it was glaringly spotlighted. In “Rehab,” which hurled her to the top of the charts and a greater frenzy of renown, she essentially praises Mitch for dismissing the step programs that might Author: Harvey Roy Greenberg.

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“Mr. Braudy’s narrative spans centuries, continents and genres high and low, from the Sirens that tempted Odysseus to the demons Sarah Michelle Gellar faced down in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”—Andrew Hazlett, Wall Street Journal.

He is best known for The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and its History (Oxford, ); and From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity (Knopf, ). His most recent book is Haunted: On ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies and other monsters of the natural and supernatural worlds (Yale University Press, ).

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