9780897330442

Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890's

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    9780897330442

  • ISBN10:

    0897330447

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1981
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Pr

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Summary

In his introduction to this now classic anthology, Karl Beckson traces the development of the Decadent or Aesthetic movement, illuminating the selected work of such as Wilde, Yeats, Symons, and Beerbohm that follows.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi
John Barlas
Oblivion
1(1)
The Memphian Temple
1(1)
The Dancing girl
2(1)
Beauty's Anadems
3(1)
The Cat-Lady
3(1)
Terrible Love
4(1)
My Lady's Bath
4(2)
Aubrey Beardsley
The Ballad of a Barber
6(3)
The Story of Venus and Tannhauser [with illustrations]
9(38)
Max Beerbohm
A Defence of Cosmetics
47(16)
A Letter to the Editor
63(3)
Diminuendo
66(8)
Olive Custance (Lady Alfred Douglas)
Peacocks: A Mood
74(1)
The Masquerade
75(1)
Hyacinthus
75(1)
The White Statue
76(1)
Statues
77(1)
Candle-Light
78(1)
Lord Alfred Douglas
Apologia
79(1)
Two Loves
80(2)
Impression De Nuit
82(1)
Rejected
83(2)
Ode to My Soul
85(1)
The Dead Poet
85(2)
Ernest Dowson
Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration
87(1)
Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynare
88(1)
O Mors! Quam Amara Est Memoria...
89(1)
Villanelle of Sunset
90(1)
Extreme Unction
91(1)
Exile
92(1)
Benedictio Domini
93(1)
Spleen
94(1)
A Last Word
94(2)
Michael Field
From Baudelaire
96(1)
The Poet
96(1)
A Dance of Death
97(3)
La Gioconda
100(1)
A Dying Viper
100(1)
John Gray
From Silverpoints
101(9)
On a Picture
102(1)
Poem
102(1)
A Crucifix
103(1)
Parsifal Imitated from the French of Paul Verlaine
104(1)
Femmes Damnees
104(1)
The Barber
105(1)
Le Voyage a Cythere
106(2)
Mishka
108(2)
Lionel Johnson
The Cultured Faun
110(3)
The Church of a Dream
113(1)
Mystic and Cavalier
114(1)
To a Passionist
115(1)
In Honorem Doriani Creatorisque Eius
116(2)
The Destroyer of a Soul
118(1)
The Dark Angel
118(2)
Nihilism
120(1)
A Decadent's Lyric
121(1)
Richard Le Gallienne
From English Poems
122(6)
To the Reader
122(1)
The Decadent to His Soul
123(2)
Beauty Accurst
125(1)
Sunset in the City
126(1)
A Ballad of London
127(1)
The Boom in Yellow
128(6)
Arthur Symons
The Decadent Movement in Literature
134(17)
Emmy
151(1)
Maquillage
152(1)
Morbidezza
152(1)
Prologue: Before the Curtain
153(1)
Prologue: In the Stalls
154(1)
To a Dancer
154(1)
La Melinite: Moulin Rouge
155(1)
Javanese Dancers
156(1)
By the Pool at the Third Rosses
157(1)
Hallucination: I
158(1)
Violet: Prelude
158(1)
From Stephane Mallarme: Herodiade
159(2)
Preface to the Second Edition of Silhouettes: Being a Word on Behalf of Patchouli
161(3)
Preface to the Second Edition of London Nights
164(3)
Oscar Wilde
The Decay of Lying: An Observation
167(27)
Solome [with Beardsley's illustrations]
194(44)
Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young
238(2)
Symphony in Yellow
240(1)
The Harlot's House
241(1)
Impression Du Matin
242(1)
Helas!
242(1)
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
243(23)
Theodore Wratislaw
From Caprices
266(3)
Opoponax
266(1)
Satiety
267(1)
Frangipani
267(1)
Palm Sunday
268(1)
From Orchids
269(3)
Orchids
269(1)
White Lilies
269(1)
Sonnet Macabre
270(1)
Hothouse Flowers
270(2)
William Butler Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
272(1)
The White Birds
273(1)
Rosa Mundi
274(1)
To the Rose Upon the Rood of Time
274(1)
O'sullivan Rua to Mary Lavell
275(1)
The Secret Rose
276(1)
The Song of Wandering Aengus
277(1)
Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
278(41)
APPENDIX
From Studies in the History of the Renaissance
280(12)
Walter Pater
From Against the Grain
292(11)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
From The Green Carnation
303(13)
Robert Smythe Hichens
The Second Coming of Arthur [a Satire of The Yellow Book]
316(1)
From Silverpoints
317(2)
Biographical Notes 319(7)
Selected Bibliography 326

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