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By Karl Beckson

ISBN-10: 0897330447

ISBN-13: 9780897330442

the cultured and Decadent circulation of the overdue nineteenth century spawned the assumption of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and stunned the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's learn, "The Renaissance to Salome, the really decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected an entire spectrum of works that chronicle the British creative success of the Nineties. during this revised version of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of interpreting Gaol" has been integrated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up to date; Professor Beckson's notes and observation were improved from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval continues to be some of the most fascinating within the historical past of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are incorporated during this assortment, besides 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

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