Princeton University Library Catalog

Landscapes of decadence : literature and place at the fin de siécle / Alex Murray.

Author:
Murray, Alex, 1980- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
vi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The challenges posed by Decadence to Victorian moral conventions - particularly sexual - have been well documented, but this book makes the case for understanding Decadence as a response to the ways in which place was accorded moral value in the period. The book uses landscape as a key trope for exploring Decadent writing's approach to location and identity. Drawing on a wide range of fin de siecle literature organised around a series of locations from Naples to New York, Murray argues that Decadent writers developed a form of landscape and place-based writing using a series of stylistic features to challenge the increasing homogenisation of both place and literary culture. Decadence and the literature of the fin de siecle are re-framed as a politically-engaged form of landscape writing. This is an ambitious and richly researched study." Dust Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107169661
  • 1107169666
OCLC:
953980666
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