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Decadence : A Literary Anthology (Hardcover)

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Decadent literature in Britain blossomed in the 1890s around such figures as Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. Under the maxim "Art for Art’s Sake" they often defied moral convention and pursued the limits of sensation, wilfully transgressing Victorian respectability along the way. This illustrated anthology concentrates on the major preoccupations of Decadence: Artifice, Intoxication, Spirituality, and Death. The selections include not only the finest examples of Decadent prose and poetry, but also extracts from theoretical texts, criticism and parody.
Number of Pages: 223
Genre: Literary Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51994826
UPC: 9780712356633
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5350
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