Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Latest on Marie Antoinette

Lead us not into temptation!!

PeaceBang SO wants to buy the book Queen of Fashion by Caroline Weber and just devour it as soon as possible, but she's knee-deep in class assignments and sermon research and she Just Can't until maybe after Christmas.

So she is breathing deep, martyred sighs and contenting herself with reviews such as this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/books/review/Schillinger.t.html?_r=1&8bu&emc=bu&oref=slogin

1. What in the world is an "emo boy?"
2. Isn't that concluding sentence a naughty little riot?

If you see the film with Kirsten Dunst, let me know if it's worth it.

9 Comments:

Blogger Chalicechick said...


Emo


Actually, IMHO, the concluding sentence was weird. The article built sympathy for her as I read it, so the joke about her death as a conclusion seemed off-kilter.

CC

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An emo boy is one who wallows in bathos.

I found the last sentence jarring. :/

Mary Ann

10:36 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

It WAS a startling sentence. I laughed in that way you do when you're kind of offended and entertained at the same time.

EMO BOY! Wow! Learn something new every day!

1:41 PM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I thought it was strange that this article chose to focus on the clothing of Marie Antoinette, whose life was difficult, complex and tragic. In reading shorter biographies of her I never thought that what she wore was that important, but I guess in people's minds it was. Maybe it's similar to how today, when people think of Madonna, they think of her in those goldbullet bras from the early 1990s. And base their perception of her on their feeling about the outfit.

2:13 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

HS, the book being reviewed is all about the social implications of what she wore. It's a social history of clothing, I'm pretty sure. And it's been getting GREAT reviews everywhere!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Kit said...

Emo means self-consciously sensitive and angsty. The teenagers use it. It's an attitude, a kind of music, a way of dressing. Talk to your youth group and they'll give you plenty of examples.

8:19 PM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

For more on emo-ness, check out www.hopeisemo.com.

1:04 AM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

For more on emo-ness, check out www.hopeisemo.com.

1:04 AM  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

Unless you want to see the fashion, the movie is not worth seeing in the theater. It is pretty fluffy.

1:39 AM  

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