The Frenzy Of Renown: Fame And Its History by Leo Braudy

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Published by Oxford University Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards. 649pp. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket, bottom of front flap clipped.

‘The Frenzy of Renown’ explores the unfolding relationship between the famous and their audiences, between fame and the representations that make it possible. Hailed as a landmark at its… publication… here is a major work that provides our celebrity-obsessed, post-historical society with a usable past.”