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The Decadent Handbook

Author : Rowan Pelling
ISBN : 1903517303
Genre : Fiction
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50 decadent courtiers contribute essays, stories, poems, reminiscences, and advice on decadent themes in an anti-lifestyle guide for the modern libertine. Readers can transform the spirit of the age, or failing that, ignore it altogether. Featuring contributions by the bad, dangerous and eccentric free spirits of contemporary society have chosen to be remunerated with Absinthe. Decadence here means a kind of colourfully reckless nonconformism. Nick Groom's essay on Decadent Outcasts, in which he demonstrates how the image of the decadent poet has been appropriated by the modern rock star, is not to your taste, then there is always Louise Welsh planning her own funeral to savour and enjoy - or Mick Brown's analysis of the film Performance, William Napier's guide to Roman Decadence in which he relates that the Emperor Heliogabulus's favourite foods were 'flamingos' brains and the head of parakeets', or Nicholas Royles noirish short story 'The Child', about a man sucked into a Mancunian underworld of cinephiles, sex parties and bent coppers. Maria Alvarez even suggest sthat decadence may turn out to be a little dull. In the end, she says, it becomes 'a state of aestheticised satiety.'
Category: Fiction

Handbook Of Russian Literature

Author : Victor Terras
ISBN : 0300048688
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Profiles the careers of Russian authors, scholars, and critics and discusses the history of the Russian treatment of literary genres such as drama, fiction, and essays
Category: Literary Criticism

The Victorian Literature Handbook

Author : Alexandra Warwick
ISBN : 9781441126429
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 30.34 MB
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The Victorian Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the Victorian period. It is a one-stop resource for literature students, providing the essential information and guidance needed from introducing the historical and cultural context to key authors, texts and genres. It includes case studies for reading literary and critical texts, a guide to key critical concepts, introductions to key critical approaches, and a timeline of literary and cultural events. Essays on changes in the canon, interdisciplinary research and current and future directions in the field lead into more advanced topics and guided further reading enables further independent work. Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of nineteenth century literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modernism And Morality

Author : M. Halliwell
ISBN : 9780230502734
Genre : Fiction
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Modernism and Morality discusses the relationship between artistic and moral ideas in European and American literary modernism. Rather than reading modernism as a complete rejection of social morality, this study shows how early twentieth-century writers like Conrad, Faulkner, Gide, Kafka, Mann and Stein actually devised new aesthetic techniques to address ethical problems. By focusing on a range of decadent, naturalist, avant-garde and expatriate writers between 1890 and the late 1930s this book reassesses the moral trajectory of transatlantic fiction.
Category: Fiction

Glorious Perversity

Author : Brian M. Stableford
ISBN : 9780809519088
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of the decadent literary movements in England and France, focusing upon such poets and authors as Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Decadent World View

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 9781434411662
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 43.93 MB
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The new collection features 14 essays relevant to the Literary Decadence movement, including pieces on: Joris-Karl Huysmans, Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Aloysius Bertrand, Theophile Gautier, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Emile Zola, Edmond de Goncourt, and Anatole France. Complete with bibliography and index.
Category: Literary Criticism

Merriam Webster S Reader S Handbook

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : PSU:000033183756
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 78.28 MB
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A complete guide to literary terms. - More than 2,000 entries - Descriptions of terms relating to all genres, styles, and eras - Includes the terminology of rhetorical expressions, verse forms, and meter
Category: Literary Criticism

Decadent Poetry From Wilde To Naidu

Author : Lisa Rodensky
ISBN : UOM:39015066741672
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 34.85 MB
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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.
Category: Poetry

A Handbook To Literature

Author : William Harmon
ISBN : IND:30000093905291
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 23.34 MB
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Thedefinitive,contemporary reference on literature and literary criticism in English, this handbook provides an alphabetical listing of more than 2,000 important terms and facts in literature, linguistics, rhetoric, criticism, printing, bookselling, and information technology.Covers a wide range of terms, most centered in literature, but extending into other areas, such as film, radio, TV, printing, linguistics and literary theory, music, graphic arts, classical studies, and computing and information science terms.For anyone interested in literature and literary criticism.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook Of Victorian Poetry

Author : Matthew Bevis
ISBN : 9780191653032
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Handbook To Literature

Author : Clarence Hugh Holman
ISBN : UCSC:32106009728236
Genre : American literature
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6th edition. Co-authored by C. Hugh Holman. Based on the original edition by William Flint Thrall and Addison Hibbard.
Category: American literature

A Handbook To Literature

Author : William Flint Thrall
ISBN : UOM:39015000681075
Genre : American literature
File Size : 85.84 MB
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Category: American literature

A Handbook Of Greek Sculpture Part 1

Author : Ernest Arthur Gardner
ISBN : 9781434451088
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 27.38 MB
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A survey of Greek sculpture. Illustrated.
Category: Literary Collections

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Consumption

Author : Frank Trentmann
ISBN : 9780191624353
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.91 MB
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The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.
Category: Business & Economics

New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123030269
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain