By Kostas Boyiopoulos,Mark Sandy

ISBN-10: 1472422422

ISBN-13: 9781472422422

For Decadent authors, Romanticism used to be a resource of strong innovative revisionism, perversion, transition, and partial negation. yet for these kinds of robust Decadent reactions opposed to the interval, the cultural phenomenon of Decadence shared with Romanticism a mutual mistrust of the philosophy of utilitarianism and the aesthetics of neo-Classicism. Reflecting at the interstices among Romantic and Decadent literature, Decadent Romanticism reassesses the varied and artistic reactions of Decadent authors to Romanticism among 1780 and 1914, whereas additionally ultimate alert to the prescience of the Romantic mind's eye to envisage its personal distorted, darker, perverted, different self. artistic pairings comprise William Blake and his Decadent critics, the habitual determine of the sphinx within the paintings of Thomas De Quincey and Decadent writers, and Percy Shelley with either Mathilde Blind and Swinburne. no longer unusually, John Keats’s works are a specific concentration, in essays that discover Keats’s literary and visible legacies and his resonance for writers who thought of him an icon of artwork for art’s sake. the most important to this severe reassessment are the shared obsessions of Romanticism and Decadence with subjectivity, isolation, dependancy, fragmentation, illustration, romance, and voyeurism, in addition to a poetics of wish and anxieties over the aim of aestheticism.

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