Decadent Poetics

Literature and Form at the British Fin de Siècle

  • Jason David Hall
  • Alex Murray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alex Murray, Jason David Hall
    Pages 1-25
  3. Joseph Bristow
    Pages 26-45
  4. Ellis Hanson
    Pages 141-162
  5. Catherine Maxwell
    Pages 201-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 226-235

About this book


Decadent Poetics explores the complex and vexed topic of decadent literature's formal characteristics and interrogates previously held assumptions around the nature of decadent form. Writers studied include Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire and Algernon Charles Swinburne, as well as A.E. Housman, Arthur Machen and Hubert Crackanthorpe.


drama English literature fashion metre naturalism Oscar Wilde poem poetics poetry Renaissance

Editors and affiliations

  • Jason David Hall
    • 1
  • Alex Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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