An Annotated Anthology
Hardback 334pp Illustrated
9780719075506   Product Code: 20675
The 'literary-artistic tendency' of Decadence, prominent from the 1830s to the early 20th century, was embraced by such figures as Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Symons. This anthology of poetry and prose presents more than 80 Decadent texts, both mainstream and marginal, many of which were previously hard to find. It also features extracts from the influential narratives of society's 'decline' recounted in ancient Roman authors and illustrates the critical reception of Decadence in contemporary denunciations and parodies. No jacket.