Satanism, Magic and Mysticism in Fin-de-siecle France

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An interdisciplinary study of the supernatural and the occult in fin-de-siècle France (1870-1914), the present volume examines the explosion of interest in devil-worship, magic and mysticism both from a historical perspective and through analysis of key literary works of the period.

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An interdisciplinary study of the supernatural and the occult in fin-de-siècle France (1870-1914), the present volume examines the explosion of interest in devil-worship, magic and mysticism both from a historical perspective and through analysis of key literary works of the period.

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ROBERT ZIEGLER is professor of Liberal Studies at Montana Tech, USA. He has published widely on turban-of-the century French literature and French Decadence, and is the author of four books on the fin de siècle: Beauty Raises the Dead (2001), selected as a Choice outstanding academic book, The Mirror of Divinity: The World and Creation in J.-K. Huysmans (2004), The Nothing Machine: The Fiction of Octave Mirbeau (2007), and Asymptote: An Approach to Decadent Fiction (2009).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

1 The Satanist 15

2 The Hoaxer 50

3 The Magus 74

4 The Mystic 116

5 The Miracle-Worker 182

Conclusion 196

Notes 210

References 223

Index 227

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