The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Companions to Literature)


positioned among the Victorians and Modernism, the fin de siècle is an exhilarating and profitable interval to review. within the literature and paintings of the Nineties, the strategies of literary and cultural switch should be visible in motion. during this, greater than any prior decade, literature was once an lively and debatable player inside debates over morality, aesthetics, politics and technology, as Victorian certainties started to holiday down. Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker and Olive Schreiner have been one of the so much trendy, sometimes even infamous, writers and artists of the interval, tough institution values and generating a particular literature in their personal. This quantity contains the most currents of radical and leading edge pondering within the interval, in addition to the makes an attempt to withstand them. it will likely be of significant curiosity to scholars of Victorian and twentieth-century literature, paintings and cultural historical past.

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