Jackie under My Skin: Interpreting an Iconby Wayne Koestenbaum, Jackie Kennedy Onassis
A brilliant, irreverent, penetrating and wholly original deconstruction of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, American icon. In an eclectic gallery of fantasies and tableaus, Wayne Koestenbaum explains the late First Lady's mesmeric hold on America by discovering the myths and metaphors that have been associated with her. Photos.
“Pop interpretation at its finest . . . and every bit of it is fun to read.” The Boston Globe
“Dazzling, exuberant . . . Koestenbaum writes with a heady lyricism that makes Jackie-watching an exercise of the soul as well as of the intellect.” New York Magazine
“Koestenbaum's explanation of the Jackie O phenomenon is as fresh and thought-provoking as they come.” Los Angeles Times
“Some of the most entertaining prose in years . . . A thoughtful and unexpectedly moving book.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Impassioned insight . . . By turns comic and elegaic, respectful and blasphemous...little or nothing escapes [Koestenbaum's] gaze.” Newsday
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Meet the Author
WAYNE KOESTENBAUM has published five books of poetry, one novel, and six books of nonfiction. A graduate of Harvard and Princeton, he is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.
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