Cover2023
Click image to order
Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Name: 
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries

Categories

« Martin Stannard's August 1, 2013 Now Available | Main | 'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Shelley Breaks Bad »

August 02, 2013

Comments

Christina Hendricks, ah, "Joan Harris, nee Holloway" -- how can we resist her as the ultimate object of masculine fantasy, circa 1965? The semiotics? Well, I think the image is as it appears to be, and therefore can't be called "fake": woman as the American male of the era had been conditioned to imagine and desire her: the product as its own advertisement, some "thing" a "playboy" might hope to "acquire." Of course, Norma Jean Baker would have plenty to say about a creation of her own, and that sensibility can inform the MADMEN aficionado who both enjoys and deconstructs the tantalizing "Joan."

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Cover
click image to order your copy
That Ship Has Sailed
Click image to order
BAP ad
Cover
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly

Radio

I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark


from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

StatCounter

  • StatCounter