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Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature

Decadences( )
Author: Fox, Paul
Series title:Studies in English Literatures Ser.
Publication Date:May 2014
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $44.00
Book Description:

This volume follows shifting conceptions of decadence in art and society at various moments in British literature. The decline from a higher standard, social malaise, aesthetic ennui--all of these ideas presume certain facts about the past, the present, and time's linear nature. To reject the past as a given and to relish the subtleties of present nuance is the beginning of decadence. This study explores the inherent conflict between society's moral contempt toward purportedly decadent...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / General
Philosophy / Aesthetics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.772 x 8.19 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:2.2 Pounds

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