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Wayne Koestenbaum

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 Humiliation and My 1980s and Other Essays.

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Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated: Web Series

With an unusual, disarming blend of autobiography and cultural commentary, noted poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum takes us through a spectrum of mortifying circumstances—in history, literature, art, current events, music, film, and his own life. His generous disclosures and brilliant observations go beyond prurience to create a poetics of abasement.

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My 1980s and Other Essays
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My 1980s and Other Essays

Wayne Koestenbaum
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
FSG Originals

Wayne Koestenbaum returns with a zesty and hyper-literate collection of personal and critical essays

Wayne Koestenbaum has been described as "an impossible lovechild from a late-night,...

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Humiliation
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Humiliation

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Wayne Koestenbaum
Picador
Picador

Wayne Koestenbaum considers the meaning of humiliation in this eloquent work of cultural critique and personal reflection.

The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with...

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A Lover's Discourse
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A Lover's Discourse

Roland Barthes; Translated from the French by Richard Howard; Foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

A Lover's Discourse, at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with...

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Jackie Under My Skin
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Jackie Under My Skin

Wayne Koestenbaum
Picador
Picador

Jackie Under My Skin is a passionate investigation of the ways Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis transformed America's definition of celebrity, identity, and style. In a gallery of fantasies and...

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