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Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle Marja Härmänmaa

Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the European Fin de Siècle

Marja Härmänmaa

Published November 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781137470881
Hardcover
296 pages
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Art and literature during the European fin-de-siècle period often manifested themes of degeneration and decay, both of bodies and civilizations, as well as illness, bizarre sexuality, and general morbidity. The studies range from the MediterraneanMoreArt and literature during the European fin-de-siècle period often manifested themes of degeneration and decay, both of bodies and civilizations, as well as illness, bizarre sexuality, and general morbidity. The studies range from the Mediterranean world to Scandinavia and Russia and on subjects as diverse as Oscar Wilde, August Strindberg, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Aubrey Beardsley, the Nordic Decadents, the perceived decline of Latin civilization, Salome in all of her outrageous incarnations, and the heat-death of the universe.