Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon

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Jackie Under My Skin is a nuanced description of how Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis transformed our definitions of personal identity and style. As Wayne Koestenbaum follows her into America's dreamwork, far from pious "family values," he dares to see her as a pleasure principle, a figure of Circean extravagance, and liberates her from the propagandistic uses to which her image if often harnessed.
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Wayne Koestenbaum is an American poet and cultural critic. He received a BA from Harvard University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from Princeton University. He lives in New York City, where he is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His books include Jackie Under My Skin, My 1980s and Other Essays, and the critically acclaimed Humiliation.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Sep 17, 2013
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304
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ISBN
9781466852822
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Rich & Famous
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