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Aesthetes And Decadents Of The 1890s


Author : Karl Beckson
language : en
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date : 2005-08-01

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The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, "The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle the British artistic achievement of the 1890s. In this revised edition of a classic anthology, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" has been included in its entirety; the bibliography has been completely updated; Professor Beckson's notes and commentary have been expanded from the first edition published in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic period remains one of the most interesting in the history of the arts. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are included in this collection, along with sixteen of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

Aesthetes Und Decadents Of The 1890 S


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language : en
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Release Date : 1966

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Aesthetes And Decadents An Overview


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George P. Landow provides information about Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s in Great Britain as part of the Victorian Web resource. Landow discusses authors and visual artists associated with the Aesthetic and Decadent Movements.

Decadent Poetry From Wilde To Naidu


Author : Lisa Rodensky
language : en
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release Date : 2006

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Captures the eroticism, aesthetic revolution, and decadence of English poetry of the late-nineteenth-century Victorian era in a compilation of verse that includes the works of Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Rosamond Marriott Watson, W. B. Yeats, and Lord Alfred Douglas, among others. Original.

Against Nature


Author : J. K. Huysmans
language : en
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Release Date : 2011-02-10

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Study of obsession and aesthetics in fin-de-siecle France.

French Decadent Tales


Author : Stephen Romer
language : en
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2013-05-09

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'He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.' A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siècle Paris. The years 1880-1900 saw an extraordinary, hothouse flowering of talent, that produced some of the most exotic, stylized, and cerebral literature in the French language. While 'Decadence' was a European movement, its epicentre was the French capital. On the eve of Freud's early discoveries, writers such as Gourmont, Lorrain, Maupassant, Mirbeau, Richepin, Schwob, and Villiers engaged in a species of wild analysis of their own, perfecting the art of short fiction as they did so. Death and Eros haunt these pages, and a polymorphous perversity by turns hilarious and horrifying. Their stories teem with addicts, maniacs, and murderers as they strive to outdo each other. This newly translated selection brings together the very best writing of the period, from lesser known figures as well as famous names. Provocative and unsettling, these extraordinary, corrosive little tales continue to cast a cold eye on the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Restoration Literature


Author : Paul Hammond
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2002

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When our great monarch into exile went, Wit and religion suffered banishment... At length the Muses stand restored again To that great charge which Nature did ordain. In these lines Dryden represents the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 as the restoration, too, of literary culture. If wit had been banished along with the exiled Charles, his return marked a flowering of a rich variety of genres after the turbulent years of the civil war and republic. This anthology brings together a stimulating and entertaining collection of works from this confident and creative period - a literature which is by turns refined, poignant, and brash. Alongside major works such as Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and Mac Flecknoe, printed in their entirety, is a substantial group of lyrics by Rochester, while Milton's Paradise Lost provides a running commentary on the Restoration scene. Scurrilous satires and pamphlets, diaries, theatrical prologues, translations and striking work by women poets and autobiographers illustrate the period in politics, religion, philosophy and in attitudes to town and country, love and friendship. Anonymous works sit side by side with the great names - Marvell, Wycherley, Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys - while several poems are printed from manuscript sources for the first time, allowing us to hear new voices from a period famous for producing a thoroughly uninhibited literature.