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  • noun the quality of being exotic


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  • An atmosphere of exotism, of irregular existence, of protest against conventional custom, seemed to surround this vagabond family.

    The Dead Command From the Spanish Los Muertos Mandan

  • Vaslav Nijinsky rose to stardom as the golden slave in Diaghilev’s ballet, Scheherazade, appearing “in brown body paint, and grinning, and wound with pearls — not so much as a sex object but as sex itself, with all the accouterments of perversity that the fin-de-siècle imagination could supply: exotism, androgyny, enslavement, violence.”

    Scheherazade Goes West


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