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The Dandy in Irish and American Southern FictionAristocratic Drag$
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Ellen Crowell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625482

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.001.0001

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Epilogue: The Dandy Unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy

Epilogue: The Dandy Unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy

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(p.178) Epilogue: The Dandy Unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy
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The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction
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Ellen Crowell

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0005

This chapter considers two contemporary Irish and Southern narratives in which the dandy emerges unmasked: Emma Donoghue's ‘Words for Things’ and Tim Grimsley's Dream Boy. Donoghue and Grimsley concretised what other Irish and Southern writers left suggestively ambiguous, by making queer identities within aristocratic landscapes central and explicit. They acknowledged the dandy's longstanding aesthetic presence as a decadent figure signifying aristocratic decline and introduced dandies turned rebels: openly defiant protagonists who draw upon the dandy's ambiguity to embody what traditional cultures once deemed taboo.

Keywords:   dandy, Emma Donoghue, Words for Things, Tim Grimsley, Dream Boy, queer identities, aristocratic decline

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