Kostas Boyiopoulos,Mark Sandy's Decadent Romanticism: 1780-1914 (Nineteenth Century Series PDF

By Kostas Boyiopoulos,Mark Sandy

ISBN-10: 1472422422

ISBN-13: 9781472422422

For Decadent authors, Romanticism used to be a resource of strong imaginitive revisionism, perversion, transition, and partial negation. yet for these types 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 various and inventive 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 routine determine of the sphinx within the paintings of Thomas De Quincey and Decadent writers, and Percy Shelley with either Mathilde Blind and Swinburne. now not unusually, John Keats’s works are a selected concentration, in essays that discover Keats’s literary and visible legacies and his resonance for writers who thought of him an icon of paintings 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 hope and anxieties over the aim of aestheticism.

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