(2006). Containing the Decadent Text: Decadent Readers, Reading Decadence.
In: Fox, Paul ed.
Decadences: Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature.
Studies in English Literatures (2).
Stuttgart, Germany: Ibidem Verlag, pp. 1–31.
In re-reading representative texts by Huysmans, Lee, Pater and Wilde, in this essay I will aim to demonstrate that the history of Decadent writing is inseparable from a concept of decadent reading, and specifically, from a socially constructed, aesthetically self-conscious, and fictionally mediated practice of reading: a practice of reading that offers a possible epistemology of Decadence.
||Decadence; history and practice of reading; re-reading; critical theory; J.K. Huysmans; Oscar Wilde; Walter Pater; Vernon Lee; intertextuality.
||Arts > English
||01 Aug 2007
||02 Dec 2010 20:03
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