Jackie Under My Skin

Interpreting an Icon

By Wayne Koestenbaum
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312429232, 291pp.)

Publication Date: October 27, 2009

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"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 tableaux, Wayne Koestenbaum explains the late first lady's hold on Americans by examining the myths and metaphors that we've attached to her. An exuberant paean to a great star, "Jackie Under My Skin" is also a meditation on fame, mortality, and the difficulty of defining desire.

About the Author
Wayne Koestenbaum is Distinguished Professor of Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of thirteen books of criticism, poetry, and fiction, including a biography of Andy Warhol, and the acclaimed "The Queen s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire".
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