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The decadent short story

by Kostas Boyiopoulos | 31 December 2014
Synopsis
The first anthology of Decadent short stories reflecting a variety of fin-de-siècle themes This wide-ranging anthology showcases for the first time the short story as the most attractive genre for British writers who experimented with Decadent themes and styles. From familiar writers such as Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons and Oscar Wilde to less known writers such as Charles Ricketts,  Vincent O'Sullivan and Una Ashworth Taylor the 36 stories and 2 parodies demonstrate ideas of class, gender, sexuality, and science as well as the Gothic, social satire, Symbolist fantasy, fairy tale, Naturalism/Realism, Impressionism, erotica, and the scientific romance. The selections represent the important role that the Little Magazine culture played in the unprecedented explosion of the Decadent short story in the 1890s.  A full introductory essay sets the scene, while an introduction and endnotes for each story and explanatory material at the end of the book make this anthology stand out. Key Features and Benefits  Brings a variety of rare and important stories together in one volume reflecting an influential literary genre  Expands the scope of Decadence by bringing together male and female voices, obscure and famous authors, and stylistic and thematic concerns such as New Woman fiction, the Gothic, Impressionism, Realism, paganism, class, homosexuality, and science  Includes a detailed introduction, an introduction and endnotes for each story, 3 appendices containing parodies, background sources and a chronologically arranged list of facts and publications related to Aesthetic and Decadent stories, and a select bibliography Kostas Boyiopoulos is Teaching Associate at the Department of English Studies, Durham University. Yoonjoung Choi is tutor of English at Durham University. She also teaches Translation at Durham University and Korean at the University of Leeds. Matthew Brinton Tildesley is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.
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Synopsis
The first anthology of Decadent short stories reflecting a variety of fin-de-siècle themes This wide-ranging anthology showcases for the first time the short story as the most attractive genre for British writers who experimented with Decadent themes and styles. From familiar writers such as Ernest Dowson, Arthur Symons and Oscar Wilde to less known writers such as Charles Ricketts,  Vincent O'Sullivan and Una Ashworth Taylor the 36 stories and 2 parodies demonstrate ideas of class, gender, sexuality, and science as well as the Gothic, social satire, Symbolist fantasy, fairy tale, Naturalism/Realism, Impressionism, erotica, and the scientific romance. The selections represent the important role that the Little Magazine culture played in the unprecedented explosion of the Decadent short story in the 1890s.  A full introductory essay sets the scene, while an introduction and endnotes for each story and explanatory material at the end of the book make this anthology stand out. Key Features and Benefits  Brings a variety of rare and important stories together in one volume reflecting an influential literary genre  Expands the scope of Decadence by bringing together male and female voices, obscure and famous authors, and stylistic and thematic concerns such as New Woman fiction, the Gothic, Impressionism, Realism, paganism, class, homosexuality, and science  Includes a detailed introduction, an introduction and endnotes for each story, 3 appendices containing parodies, background sources and a chronologically arranged list of facts and publications related to Aesthetic and Decadent stories, and a select bibliography Kostas Boyiopoulos is Teaching Associate at the Department of English Studies, Durham University. Yoonjoung Choi is tutor of English at Durham University. She also teaches Translation at Durham University and Korean at the University of Leeds. Matthew Brinton Tildesley is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.
€34.99
104 Reward Points
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780748692149
Format -
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Published - 31/12/2014
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 0
Weight - 718
Edition - Short stories
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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