Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s: An Anthology of

The cultured and Decadent flow of the overdue nineteenth century spawned the assumption of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and surprised the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's research, "The Renaissance to Salome, the actually decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected a whole spectrum of works that chronicle the British inventive fulfillment of the Nineties. during this revised version of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of examining Gaol" has been integrated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up to date; Professor Beckson's notes and statement were improved from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval continues to be probably the most fascinating within the background of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are incorporated during this assortment, besides 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

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