Decadence in Literature

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The Devil's Advocates: Decadence in Modern Literature
Thomas Reed Whissen.
Greenwood Press, 1989
Decadence and the 1890s
Ian Fletcher.
Holmes & Meier, 1980
The Hero in French Decadent Literature
George Ross Ridge.
University of Georgia Press, 1961
In Defense of Reason
Yvor Winters.
Ohio University Press, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "Primitivism and Decadence" begins on p. 90
A Tradition of Subversion: The Prose Poem in English from Wilde to Ashbery
Margueritte S. Murphy.
University of Massachusetts Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "The Prose Poem as a Decadent Genre"
Neurosis and Narrative: The Decadent Short Fiction of Proust, Lorrain, and Rachilde
Renée A. Kingcaid.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1992
Figures of Transition: A Study of British Literature at the End of the Nineteenth Century
Granville Hicks.
Macmillan, 1939
Librarian’s tip: "Writers of the Decadence" begins on p. 249
From Gautier to Eliot: The Influence of France on English Literature, 1851-1939
Enid Starkie.
Hutchinson, 1960
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of decadence in literature begins on p. 110
A Revolution of the Spirit: Crisis of Value in Russia, 1890-1924
Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal; Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak; Marian Schwartz.
Fordham University Press, 1990 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Complex Questions: Our Imaginary Decadence"
Rachilde: Decadence, Gender and the Woman Writer
Diana Holmes.
Berg, 2001
The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917-1937
Shu-Mei Shih.
University of California Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The Libidinal and the National: The Morality of Decadence in Yu Dafu, Teng Gu, and Others"
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