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Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence (New Cultural Studies)

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When Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency in 1895, a reporter for the National Observer wrote that there was "not a man or a woman in the English-speaking world possessed of the treasure of a wholesome mind who is not under a deep debt of gratitude to the marquis of Queensberry for destroying the high Priest of the Decadents". But reports of the death of decadence were greatly exaggerated, and today, one hundred years after the famous trial and at the end of another century, the phenomenon of decadence continues to be a significant cultural force.<P>Indeed, "decadence" in the nineteenth century, and in our own period, has been a concept whose analysis yields a broad set of associations. In Perennial Decay, Emily Apter, Charles Bernheimer, Sylvia Molloy, Michael Riffaterre, Barbara Spackman, Marc Weiner, and others extend the critical field of decadence beyond the traditional themes of morbidity, the cult of artificiality, exoticism, and sexual nonconformism. They approach the question of decadence afresh, reevaluating the continuing importance of late nineteenth-century decadence for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

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In "Perennial Decay," Emily Apter, Charles Bernheimer, Sylvia Molloy, Michael Riffaterre, Barbara Spackman, Marc Weiner, and others extend the critical field of decadence beyond the traditional themes of morbidity, the cult of artificiality, exoticism, and sexual nonconformism. They approach the question of decadence afresh, reevaluating the continuing importance of late nineteenth-century decadence for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216783
Editor:
Constable, Liz
Editor:
Denisoff, Dennis
Editor:
Constable, Liz
Editor:
Denisoff, Dennis
Editor:
Potolsky, Matthew
Author:
Constable, Liz
Editor:
Potolsky, Matthew
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Arts, Modern
Subject:
Aesthetics, modern
Subject:
Decadence (literary movement)
Subject:
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Decadence in art.
Subject:
Decadence
Subject:
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
New Cultural Studies
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.20x6.17x.94 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In "Perennial Decay," Emily Apter, Charles Bernheimer, Sylvia Molloy, Michael Riffaterre, Barbara Spackman, Marc Weiner, and others extend the critical field of decadence beyond the traditional themes of morbidity, the cult of artificiality, exoticism, and sexual nonconformism. They approach the question of decadence afresh, reevaluating the continuing importance of late nineteenth-century decadence for contemporary literary and cultural studies.
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