Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

by Richard Schickel
     
 

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In explaining the power of celebrity in modern life, Richard Schickel ranges through every realm of our culture—film, theatre, television, literature, art, the media, pop music, politics—for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends our minds.See more details below

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In explaining the power of celebrity in modern life, Richard Schickel ranges through every realm of our culture—film, theatre, television, literature, art, the media, pop music, politics—for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends our minds.

Editorial Reviews

Time - Melvin Maddocks
Cogent...Schickel offers white-hot jeremiad.
Neal Gabler
Intimate Strangers is, simply, in my estimation, the single most important book about celebrity.
Time
Cogent...Schickel offers white-hot jeremiad.
— Melvin Maddocks
Melvin Maddocks
Cogent...Schickel offers white-hot jeremiad.
Time
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Film critic and author Schickel examines the ``celebrity system'' that pervades popular culture and judges that it has, among other things, confused the realms of public and private life, encouraged fantasizing at the expense of reason, and trivialized and simplified complex issues. ``Provocative, disturbing and often brilliant,'' PW commented. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566633178
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
08/25/2000
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
855,093
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Neal Gabler
Intimate Strangers is, simply, in my estimation, the single most important book about celebrity.

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