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Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Michela Coletta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

How did Latin Americans represent their own countries as modern? By treating modernity as a ubiquitous category in which ideas of progress and decadence are far from being mutually exclusive, this ... More


The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Koenraad Claes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fed up with the commercial and moral restrictions of the mainstream press of the late Victorian era, the diverse avant-garde groups of authors and artists of the Aesthetic Movement developed a new ... More


The Pataphysician's Library: An Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'

Ben Fisher

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239161
eISBN:
9781846313721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313721
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of aspects of 1890s French literature, with specific reference to the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its main focus is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, perhaps surprisingly, ... 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


Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Kate Hext

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy combines close readings with cultural and intellectual history and biography to reconsider individualism and philosophical thought in the ... More


Subversive Satanic Women in Decadent Literature and Art

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 7 discusses Decadence as a highly visible counter-discourse, which popularized tactics of counter-reading. Félicen Rops’s enthusiastically debauched engravings and paintings of Satanic women ... More


Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Frederick H. White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration. Simultaneous with this artistic response, science was developing ways to identify ... More


Introduction: Sensual Text, Textual Sense – Aestheticism to Decadence

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/9780748690923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter puts emphasis on the idea of the text as an erotic, seductive artefact. It argues that in Decadent literature the text, and in extension art, aspires to transgress its ... More


Decadent aesthetics and Richard Marsh’s The Mystery of Philip Bennion’s Death

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


Degeneration and decadence

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Medical science believed that neurasthenia was just one of the early indications of a much larger problem negatively impacting civilized society. This new science was concerned with degeneration ... More


Controversy and success

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Leonid Andreev’s rise to literary fame reached dizzying heights in a short amount of time. There were, unquestionably, many factors that contributed to his success. Yet, this chapter mainly ... More


Loss and rebellion

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In June 1904, newspaper Courier ceased to exist after a prolonged period of financial difficulties. This meant that Andreev now had to earn his livelihood solely as a creative writer. The heady times ... More


Feigned and performed

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As Andreev began to rebuild his life around his new family in Vammelsuu, various ideas from his earlier works started to coalesce in coherent and consistent ways. In dramatic and literary works of ... More


Diaries and death

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

For most of 1912-13, Andreev suffered from constant migraines, insomnia and a pain in his arm. Finally in 1914, he decided to go to Rome with his wife Anna and their son Savva to convalesce. The ... More


Conclusions

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By reopening the fourth line of critical discourse, I have attempted to re-examine Andreev’s literary output in light of his personal and medical history. In doing this, the primary goal was to ... 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


Poetry and Radical Politics in fin de siècle France: From Anarchism to Action française

Patrick McGuinness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198706106
eISBN:
9780191798207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book explores the relations between poetry and politics in France in the last decade of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Decadence, Symbolism, and the anti-Symbolist reaction—on poetry and ... More


Lotus Artists: Self-orientalism and Decadence

Elleke Boehmer

in Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 explores how the end-of-century Indian-English poets Manmohan Ghose and the slightly later Sarojini Naidu, as well as Ghose’s Oxford contemporary Cornelia Sorabji, both anglicised, yet ... More


Cosmopolitan Classicism: Wilde between Greece and France

Stefano Evangelista

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Oscar Wilde associated ancient Greece and modern France as the homelands of artistic autonomy and personal freedom. France and the French language were crucial in his adoption of a cosmopolitan ... More


The Criminal Emperors of Ancient Rome and Wilde’s ‘true historical sense’

Shushma Malik

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Wilde uses ‘historic sense’ (the intuition of a learned historian and the antecedent of historical criticism) as a tool with which to analyse the past, particularly the ... More


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