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Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence - Sherry, Vincent
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In this major new book, Vincent Sherry reveals a fresh continuity in literary history. He traces the idea of decadence back to key events from the failures of the French Revolution to the cataclysm of the Great War. This powerful work of literary criticism and literary history encompasses a rich trajectory that begins with an exposition of the English Romantic poets and ends with a re-evaluation of modernists as varied as W. B. Yeats, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Rebecca West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and, centrally, ...

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Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence 2019, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107437500

Trade paperback

Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence 2014, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107079328

Hardcover