Click to read about Tom Payne’s Fame in ”Dying to Live Forever” (Newsweek) Nothing seems more modern than society’s relentless obsession with reality-show stars, Hollywood tweets, and tabloid scandals. But a wildly entertaining new book by former Daily Telegraph literary editor Tom Payne suggests that our celebrity culture has rather old roots. In Fame, Payne draws provocative parallels between 21st-century stardom [...]
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Click here to read the full review – Fame: What The Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity (A.V. Club Review) Excerpt: “[...] Fame isn’t a simple reduction of modern celebrity culture to we’ve-seen-this-before status, or a cheap attempt to fuse philosophy to the flavor of the month. Payne’s questions and answers have a distinctly [...]