The cultured and Decadent stream of the overdue nineteenth century spawned the belief of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic criteria and surprised the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's learn, "The Renaissance to Salome, the actually decadent collaboration among Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has selected a whole spectrum of works that chronicle the British inventive fulfillment of the Nineties. during this revised variation of a vintage anthology, "The Ballad of interpreting Gaol" has been incorporated in its entirety; the bibliography has been thoroughly up to date; Professor Beckson's notes and observation were elevated from the 1st version released in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic interval continues to be probably the most attention-grabbing within the background of the humanities. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are incorporated during this assortment, in addition to 16 of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.
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