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Pretentiousness : why it matters /

By: Language: English Publication details: London : Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016.Description: 155 pages : ill. ; 20 cmISBN:
  • 9781910695043
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N 72 FOX
Summary: In this essay, the author argues that pretentiousness is an essential mechanism of the arts. He discusses the uses and abuses of the term and traces its connections to theatre, politics and class. He draws on his own experiences growing up and working at the more radical edges of the arts to defend pretentiousness as a necessity for innovation and diversity within our culture.
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In this essay, the author argues that pretentiousness is an essential mechanism of the arts. He discusses the uses and abuses of the term and traces its connections to theatre, politics and class. He draws on his own experiences growing up and working at the more radical edges of the arts to defend pretentiousness as a necessity for innovation and diversity within our culture.

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