The Devil's Advocates: Decadence in Modern Literature

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THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATES
Decadence in Modern Literature

THOMAS REED WHISSEN

Contributions to the Study of World Literature, Number 33

GREENWOOD PRESS

New York

Westport, Connecticut

London

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The Devil's Advocates: Decadence in Modern Literature
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of World Literature ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xvii
  • Chapter 1: in Pursuit of Pleasure 1
  • Chapter 2: Pride and Preciousness 17
  • Chapter 3: Supping with the Devil 29
  • Chapter 5: A Vast Carelessness 57
  • Chapter 6: Strangers in Purgatory 71
  • Chapter 7: in Pursuit of Pain 85
  • Chapter 8: the Heel of Achilles 105
  • Conclusion 115
  • Bibliography 121
  • Index 125
  • About the Author 131
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