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Decadent conservatism : aesthetics, politics, and the past

Title
Decadent conservatism : aesthetics, politics, and the past / Alex Murray.
ISBN
9780191949050
Publication
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource : illustrations (colour).
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Notes
Also issued in print: 2023.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 21, 2023).
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Summary
British Decadent literature was a radical attack on conventional morality and middle-class taste, its insistence on the autonomy of the art and its exploration of sexuality, dissipation, and depravity at odds with the literary and social establishment. Yet this counter-cultural narrative has obscured the often reactionary and elitist tendencies of Decadent writers and artists of the fin de siècle. This book offers an in-depth examination of the intersection of Decadence and conservatism, arguing that underpinning both was the desire to find alternatives to liberal modernity.
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Oxford scholarship online.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 14, 2023
Series
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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