The Dedalus Book of Decadence: Moral Ruins [NOOK Book]


Seminal study of decadence in Europe and America with texts.
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The Dedalus Book of Decadence: Moral Ruins

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Seminal study of decadence in Europe and America with texts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907650499
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,409,598
  • File size: 517 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Michael Stableford (born 25 July 1948) is a British science fiction writer who has published more than 65 novels.
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Table of Contents

1 Mad Emperors: The Evolution of an Idea 1
2 Renegade Romantics: The Birth of Decadence 12
3 Genius and Madness: The Attractions of Decadence 21
4 Against Nature: Decadence a La Mode 31
5 Fin De Siecle: The Decadence of Decadence 43
6 The Yellow Nineties: Decadence in England 51
7 Influences: Decadence in Other Nations 66
8 Echoes: The Achievements of Decadence 79
A Sampler of French Decadent Texts
1 To the Reader 84
2 The Glass of Blood 86
3 Languor 95
4 The Grape-Gatherers of Sodom 96
5 After the Deluge 104
6 Danaette 106
7 Litany to Satan 111
8 The Black Nightgown 113
9 The Double Room 121
10 The Possessed 124
11 Spleen 130
12 The Faun 131
13 The Drunken Boat 136
14 The Panther 140
15 Spleen 147
16 Old Furniture 148
17 Don Juan in Hell 154
18 Don Juan's Secret 155
A Sampler of English Decadent Texts
1 Theoretikos 161
2 The Court of Venus 162
3 Satia De Sanguine 181
4 The Dying of Francis Donne 184
5 Baudelaire 196
6 The Basilisk 197
7 Magic 206
8 The Other Side 209
9 Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae 225
10 A Somewhat Surprising Chapter 226
11 The Translator and the Children 239
12 Pope Jacynth 240
13 Insomnia 249
14 The Nightingale and the Rose 250
15 Vinum Daemonum 258
16 Absinthia Taetra 259
17 The Ring of Faustus 260
18 The Last Generation 261
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