By Laura Frost
In the matter with excitement, Frost attracts upon a wide selection of fabrics, linking interwar amusements, similar to the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian body spray Chanel no. five, and the unique confection Turkish satisfaction, to the creative play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the increase of celebrities comparable to Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee opposed to modern sociological, medical, and philosophical writings on relaxation and desire.
Throughout her learn, Frost comprises fresh scholarship on fabric and visible tradition and vernacular modernism, recasting the period’s high/low, elite/popular divides and formal options as efforts to control sensual and cerebral event. shooting the demanding tensions among those artists’ dedication to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced but deployed of their writing, Frost calls consciousness to the imperative function of enjoyment in shaping interwar culture.