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Decadent aesthetics and Richard Marsh’s <i>The Mystery of Philip Bennion’s Death</i>

Daniel Orrells

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Richard Marsh’s fiction made a significant contribution to the arguments that circulated during the 1890s about aesthetics and the commodification of culture. The plots of sensational popular novels ... More


Decadence and Institutions of Modernism in the American Literary Field of the 1910s and 1920s

Kirsten MacLeod

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the tensions between ‘make it new’ modernists and ‘decadent modernists’. These tensions are traced through a detailed account of the institutions of publishing in Britain and ... More


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