New PDF release: Decadent Image (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian

By Kostas Boyiopoulos

This ebook enquires into the matter of venerating artificiality and the inaccessibility of good looks linked to it when accomplishing the sensuous, fast event as encouraged by means of Walter Pater. It examines for the 1st time jointly poems via 3 protagonists of the Eighteen Nineties: Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons and Ernest Dowson. It sees their poems as websites the place the self sensually collides with or is immersed of their artifice. this is often understood during the shift from Aestheticism to Decadence, that's marked by way of a better emphasis on heterodox erotic adventure. This examine examines Wilde's early poetry and its position in triggering this shift. It indicates how the assumption of an erotic come across with artifice reaches its apex in Symons, and the way in Dowson it ripens into vexed non-encounters.

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