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Symons at the Seaside

Nick Freeman

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The poet, critic and short story writer Arthur Symons (1865–1945) was an inveterate traveller who wrote frequently about the Channel and the North Cornish coasts in poetry and prose. During the 1890s ... More


Auto/biografiction: Counterfeit Lives: A Taxonomy of Displacements of Fiction towards Life‐Writing

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the converse displacement to that considered in Chapters 3 and Chapter 4, looking instead at cases where fiction‐writers colonize the forms of life‐writing, producing a variety ... More


Dandies and Decadents: Oscar Wilde and Arthur Symons

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the decadent olfactif as represented by Oscar Wilde and the poet and critic Arthur Symons, who understood how perfume helped shape their identities as dandies and sophisticated ... More


Arthur Symons and Decadent Lyric Phenomenology

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The first case study to implement this way of reading takes Decadent poetry as its subject matter, with a particular focus on Arthur Symons (although with significant analysis also of Ernest Dowson, ... More


Selling the Yellow Nineties: the Yellow Book and the Savoy

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses at length two of the best-publicised periodicals the 1890s, whose relationship reveals much about the reception in wider late-Victorian print culture of the conceptual ... More


Strangeness and the City: The Self among Fragmented Impressions

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Moving on to Arthur Symons poetry, chapter 4 argues that in Silhouettes (1892) and London Nights (1895) the fragmented, impressionistic sensations and images of the city mirror the poet’s fragmented ... More


Bianca’s Body: Nerves and the Flâneurie of Flesh

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

With a closer attention to London Nights, chapter 5 probes into sexuality, morbidity, and the objectification of the female body. Sexual entanglement and intercourse, the chapter argues, simulates ... More


The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More


Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688029
eISBN:
9780191772511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the lyric poems written by John Clare and three twentieth-century poets—Arthur Symons, Edmund Blunden, and John Ashbery—who turned to him at pivotal moments in their own ... More


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