Decadence in Literature

Decadence in Literature: Selected full-text books and articles

Decadence and the 1890s By Ian Fletcher Holmes & Meier, 1980
The Hero in French Decadent Literature By George Ross Ridge University of Georgia Press, 1961
In Defense of Reason By 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 By Margueritte S. Murphy University of Massachusetts Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "The Prose Poem as a Decadent Genre"
Figures of Transition: A Study of British Literature at the End of the Nineteenth Century By 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 By 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 By Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal; Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak; Marian Schwartz Fordham University Press, 1990 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Complex Questions: Our Imaginary Decadence"
The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917-1937 By 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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