By Karl Beckson

ISBN-10: 0897330447

ISBN-13: 9780897330442

the classy and Decadent flow of the past due nineteenth century spawned the belief of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and stunned the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's learn, "The Renaissance to Salome, the really decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected an entire spectrum of works that chronicle the British creative fulfillment of the Eighteen Nineties. during this revised version of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of examining Gaol" has been incorporated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up-to-date; Professor Beckson's notes and observation were elevated from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval continues to be the most fascinating within the historical past of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are integrated during this assortment, besides 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

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