Art and literature during the European fin-de-siecle period often manifested themes of degeneration and decay, both of bodies and civilizations, as well as illness, bizarre sexuality, and general morbidity. This collection explores these topics in relation to artists and writers as diverse as Oscar Wilde, August Strindberg, and Aubrey Beardsley.
Anastasia Antonopoulou, University of Athens, Greece Johannes Burgers, Queensborough Community College, USA Gulru Cakmak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA Maura Coughlin, Bryant University, USA Magali Fleurot, University of Bordeaux, France Kristen M. Harkness, University of Pittsburgh, USA Pirjo Lyytikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland Kyle Mox, Texas A&M University, USA Natalia Santamaria Laorden, Ramapo College, USA Abigail Susik, Willamette University, USA Mason Tattersall, Oregon State University, USA
Christopher Nissen, Marja Harmanmaa
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11 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 282 p. 11 illus.