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idea of decadence in French literature, 1830-1900.

Alfred Edward Carter

idea of decadence in French literature, 1830-1900.

by Alfred Edward Carter

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesToronto University Romance series -- No.3
The Physical Object
Pagination154p.,24cm
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20632606M

French literature - French literature - The 18th century to the Revolution of The death of Louis XIV on September 1, , closed an epoch, and thus the date of is a useful starting point for the Enlightenment. The beginnings of critical thought, however, go back much further, to about , where one can begin to discern a new intellectual climate of independent inquiry and the.   John Lucas: If ever an age called for the kind of self-conscious maximalism pioneered by Wilde, Baudelaire and Huysmans, it is ours. Instead, we are beset with dreary naturalism.

Decadence, Decadence was an artistic current that flourished in Europe at the turn of the century, primarily in France and Britain; it was most often expressed Joris Karl Huysmans, The novelist Joris Karl Huysmans () was a leading French exponent of the decadent movement. His works, though intensely personal, present ar Decade, decade •abrade, afraid, aid, aide, ambuscade. Decadence and Literature is a volume in the Cambridge Critical Concepts series whose larger purpose is not only to show how certain key terms in literary studies have originated and developed in the past but also to demonstrate how new applications of those terms can lead to original critical insights in the twenty-first century. ‘Decadence’ had a long history as a term connoting both.

The Hero in French Decadent Literature By George Ross Ridge University of Georgia Press, Read preview Discussion of decadence in literature begins on p. Read preview Overview. Search for more books and articles on decadence in literature. Looking for a topic idea? Use Questia's Topic Generator. The decadents venerated Baudelaire and the French symbolists, the group with whom they are often mistakenly identified. In England the decadent movement was represented in the s by Oscar Wilde, Walter Pater, Ernest Dowson, and Aubrey Beardsley and the writers of the Yellow Book. J. K.


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Idea of decadence in French literature, 1830-1900 by Alfred Edward Carter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Description: The cult of decadence is usually dismissed as an eccentricity of French literature. However, the nineteenth century's preoccupation with decadence provides us with a key to the secret places of its thought, to all the obscure passages and backstairs behind the triumphant façade.

The cult of decadence is usually dismissed as an eccentricity of French literature, a final twitter of Romantic neurosis, convulsing the lunatic fringe of letters during the last third of the nineteenth : A.E.

Carter. Idea of decadence in French literature, [Toronto] Univ. of Toronto Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Carter, A.E. Idea of decadence in French literature, [Toronto] Univ. of Toronto Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Carter, A.E. Idea of decadence in French literature, [Toronto] Univ.

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Get this from a library. The idea of decadence in French literature, [Alfred Edward Carter]. Fishpond Australia, The Idea of Decadence in French Literature, (University of Toronto Romance) by A ECarterBuy.

Books online: The Idea of Decadence in French Literature, (University of Toronto Romance),d: University of Toronto Press. The result is a collection that, despite the wide variety of topics and perspectives, presents a unified view of the richness of French-speaking cultures.

This History gives support 1830-1900. book the idea idea of decadence in French literature French writing will continue to prosper in the twenty-first century as it adapts, adds to, and refocuses the rich legacy of.

It has been suggested that a dream vision that Des Esseintes describes is based on the series of satanic encounters painted by Félicien Rops. Capitalizing on the momentum of Huysmans' work, Anatole Baju founded the magazine Le Décadent inan effort to define and organize the Decadent movement in.

The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature - edited by E. McCallum November Brake, Laurel “Endgames: The Politics of The Yellow Book, or Decadence, Gender and the New Journalism.” Essays and Studies The Endings of Epochs. The Idea of Decadence in French Literature, – Toronto: U of Toronto P.

Romans during the Decadence, by Thomas Couture. The word decadence, which at first meant simply "decline" in an abstract sense, is now most often used to refer to a perceived decay in standards, morals, dignity, religious faith, honor, discipline, or skill at governing among the members of the elite of a very large social structure, such as an empire or nation state.

Students of Victorian literature looking for a European context, however, will in all likelihood be most interested in France; and while many guides to English decadence tend to contain material on this, Pierrot is the strongest on the literature, while Birkett provides a wider contextual view for the French movement, which usefully.

Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin de Siècle in Europe (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) [Bernheimer, Charles, Kline, T. Jefferson, Schor, Naomi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin de Siècle in Europe Cited by:   Also influenced by French ideas was the critic Walter Pater. His Studies in the History of the Renaissance is widely regarded as the manifesto of aestheticism.

In a period when the Middle Ages were celebrated, Pater instead advocated Renaissance culture. Given the format of the Very Short Introductions, it is understandable that the book does not explore the notoriously challenging style of decadent texts but I wish the author had included a brief discussion on the differences between French and English literature of decadence and 5/5(2).

Decadent, any of several poets or other writers of the end of the 19th century, including the French Symbolist poets in particular and their contemporaries in England, the later generation of the Aesthetic movement. Both groups aspired to set literature and art free from the materialistic.

Another cultural view of decadence is A. Carter’s The Idea of Decadence in French Literature: – (University of Toronto Press, ) which regards it as a serious preoccupation in the nineteenth century’s spiritual assessment of Western : Suzanne Nalbantian.

Author(s): Carter,A E Title(s): The idea of decadence in French literature, Country of Publication: Canada Publisher: [Toronto] Univ. of Toronto Press, Description: ix, p. Language: English MeSH: Literature/history* NLM ID: R[Book].

degeneration in The Idea of Decadence in French Literature,University of Toronto Press, I understand decadent literature primarily as a reflection of a peculiar social ethos and as intellectual history, in literary form, of certain ideas on the decline of the West that had been rising since Rousseau and Montes.

Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford.

The book recounts the turbulent story of nineteenth-century French feminism, placing it in the context of the general political events that influenced its development. It also examines feminist thought and activities, using the very words of the women themselves--in books, newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, diaries, speeches, and letters.

'He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.' A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siècle Paris. The years saw an extraordinary, hothouse flowering of talent, that produced some of the most exotic, stylized, and cerebral literature in the French language.4/5.The Yellow Book is noteworthy not only because it was central to the movement, but also because it made the then-radical move of publishing women writers.

Back to that name, though. Originally, the "decadence" tag was intended as an insult to Romantic writers like noted hunchback enthusiast Victor Hugo.

But some later Romantic writers who got.Modernism and the reinvention of decadence / Vincent Sherry, Washington University, St Louis.

pages cm Includes bibliographical references. isbn (hardback) 1. Modernism (Literature) 2. Decadence in literature. I. Title. pnm54m –dc23 isbn Hardback.