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By Charles Bernheimer,T. Jefferson Kline,Naomi Schor

ISBN-10: 0801867401

ISBN-13: 9780801867408

Charles Bernheimer defined decadence as a "stimulant that bends inspiration out of form, deforming conventional conceptual molds." during this posthumously released paintings, Bernheimer succeeds in creating a severe notion out of this perennially trendy, not often understood term.

Decadent Subjects is a coherent and relocating photograph of fin de siècle decadence. Mature, ironic, iconoclastic, and considerate, this extraordinary selection of essays indicates the contradictions of the phenomenon, that's either a situation and a frame of mind. In looking to express why humans have did not supply a passable account of the time period decadence, Bernheimer argues that we regularly mistakenly take decadence to symbolize anything concrete, that we see as a few type of agent. His salutary reaction is to come back to these authors and artists whose paintings constitutes the topos of decadence, rereading key overdue nineteenth-century authors corresponding to Nietzsche, Zola, Hardy, Wilde, Moreau, and Freud to rediscover the very dynamics of the decadent. via cautious research of the literature, artwork, and tune of the fin de siècle together with a riveting dialogue of the numerous faces of Salome, Bernheimer leaves us with a desirable and multidimensional examine decadence, all of the extra vital as we emerge from our personal fin de siècle.

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Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin de Si?cle in Europe (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and ... and Culture of the Fin De Siecle in Europe by Charles Bernheimer,T. Jefferson Kline,Naomi Schor


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