Symbolism,Decadence and the Fin de Siecle

Symbolism,Decadence and the Fin de Siecle

by Patrick McGuinness
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859896463

ISBN-13: 9780859896467

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914. Part One centres on France, and assembles essays on the prose, poetry and painting of Symbolism and Decadence, on avant-garde dance and performance, on women's writing and on early cinema.

Part Two

Overview

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914. Part One centres on France, and assembles essays on the prose, poetry and painting of Symbolism and Decadence, on avant-garde dance and performance, on women's writing and on early cinema.

Part Two explores the relations between France and several cultures in which the debt to France was amply and originally repaid-ranging from the Anglo-Celtic "Rhymers' Club" to the Italian "Crepusculari". The essays consistently point beyond the late nineteenth-century and into the twentieth, as they explore the multiple beginnings-as well as the false starts-that characterize the period. All foreign language quotations are translated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896467
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
European Studies
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures, vii,
Acknowledgements, viii,
Notes on Contributors, ix,
Introduction: PATRICK MCGUINNESS, 1,
Part I:,
1 Mallarmé and the 'siècle finissant' PETER DAYAN, 19,
2 Disinterested Narcissus: The Play of Politics in Decadent Form JENNIFER BIRKETT, 29,
3 Experiment in Women's Writing in the fin de siècle ALISON FINCH, 46,
4 The Poetry of Symbolism and Decadence CLIVE SCOTT, 57,
5 The Difficult Distance: Mallarmé, Symbolism and the Stage MICHAEL HOLLAND, 72,
6 The Kinesthetics of Chance: Mallarmé's Un coup de Dés and Avant-garde Choreography DEE REYNOLDS, 90,
7 Villiers, Verne, Lumière: Film and the Business of Immortality IAN CHRISTIE, 105,
8 Text and Image, Allegory and Symbol in Gustave Moreau's Jupiter et Sémélé PETER COOKE, 122,
9 Between Medicine and Hermeticism: 'The' Unconscious infin-de-siècle France JEREMY STUBBS, 144,
Part II:,
10 Primitivism, Celticism and Morbidity in the Atlantic fin de siècle SCOTT ASHLEY, 175,
11 Belgian Symbolism and Belgian Literary Identity PATRICK LAUDE, 194,
12 Temporary Aesthetes: Decadence and Symbolism in Germany and Austria ROBERT VILAIN, 209,
13 The War of the Wor(l)ds: Symbolist Decadent Literature and Discourses of Power in Finisecular Spain RICHARD A. CARDWELL, 225,
14 French Symbolism and Italian Poetry: 1880-1920 SHIRLEY W. VINALL, 244,
15 From Mallarmé to Pound: The 'Franco-Anglo-American' Axis PATRICK McGUINNESS, 264,
Notes, 281,
Index, 335,

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