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Other imperative texts pertaining to Decadence newly translated for the first time for inclusion in this book are pieces by Anatole Baju, an extract from Gautier's famous preface to the third edition of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (1868), and poems by the neglected yet central figure of the French Decadent scene Jean Lorrain.
The Decadents serve psychoanalysis well--they seem to exemplify this or that notion with ready, and pleasingly lurid ease.
Nelson's history of Leonard Smithers' publishing company in Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the Careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson.
The impetus to Decadent poetry came partly from the study of Charles Baudelaire and partly from the works of Stephane Mallarme and Paul Verlaine.
"How wonderful to be a reprobate!" sneers Leon Bloy:(32) in other words, the decadents are not to be taken seriously.
Mirbeau, indeed, has been considered a Naturalist, a Decadent, a Fin-de-siecle writer, and more recently Modern and even Post-Modern.
Diana Holmes se demande jusqu'a quel point les romans de Rachilde--malgre le desaveu feministe de cette derniere--sont tributaires d'une perspective specifiquement feminine, autrement dit, si Rachilde ecrit "comme une femme." Une analyse pertinente de cinq romans, publies tous pendant qu'elle etait la "Reine des Decadents" (Monsieur Venus, Nono, La Marquise de Sade, L'Animale, La Jongleuse), montrent la figure typique de l'heroine rachildienne: femme fatale, rebelle mais solitaire dans son entreprise de transgression (de l'ordre des sexes).
"[T]exte hypermetaphorique" (596), Jankelevitch's commentary is centered on the Decadent imbalance between language and meaning.
While the idea of collecting paintings for a virtual, personal "museum" is derived directly from the Parnassians, Machado's poetic voice is imbued with a Decadent sensibility.
Simonetta Valenti examines two novels by Camille Mauclair--Le Soleil des morts (1898) and La VilleLumiere (1904)--that exemplify the Decadent preoccupation with literary and artistic crises at the fin de siecle.
In Beauty Raises the Dead: Literature and Loss in the Fin de Siecle, Robert Ziegler uses psychoanalytic theories of mourning to analyze the relationship between decadent authors' melancholy and the art they produced.
Beauty Raises the Dead is the book of a scholar who has published more on Decadent authors than perhaps any other nineteenth-century specialist, and this long before it became a fashionable research subject.