Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s: An Anthology of by Karl Beckson

By Karl Beckson

the cultured and Decadent move of the overdue nineteenth century spawned the assumption of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and surprised the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's examine, "The Renaissance to Salome, the actually decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected a whole spectrum of works that chronicle the British inventive success of the Eighteen Nineties. during this revised variation of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of examining Gaol" has been integrated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up-to-date; Professor Beckson's notes and remark were multiplied from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval is still some of the most attention-grabbing within the background of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are incorporated during this assortment, in addition to 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

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