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Fin de Sicle/Fin du Globe : Fears and Fantasies of the Late Nineteenth Century - John Stokes

Fin de Sicle/Fin du Globe

Fears and Fantasies of the Late Nineteenth Century

By: John Stokes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th November 1992
ISBN: 9780333532683
Number Of Pages: 248

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The internationally distinguished scholars who have contributed to this timely book were asked to take part in a collaborative act of demystification: a reconsideration of the eschatological ideas of the last fin de sicle, the 1890s, in the light of the critical thought of the 1990s. Their essays draw upon a range of approaches, and are broadly interdisciplinary. All are characterised by the realisation that, with a century's hindsight, the late 1800s should be seen not so much as a period of decadence as of discovery and growth.

List of Plates - Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - Writing Beyond the End; J.Goode - Fitness and the Fin de Si cle; W.Greenslade - Hopkins and Symons: Two Views of the City; J.Lucas - The Apocalyptic Fables of H.G. Wells; E.Showalter - Heart of Darkness: Geography as Apocalypse; P.Parrinder - New Time: Mignon and her Meanings; C.Steedman - Freud's 'Secret Agent' and the Fin du Corps; J.B.Gordon - Vernon Lee: Decadent Woman?; R.Robbins - Mahler/Strauss/Nietzsche; R.Cotterill - Aubrey Beardsley and the Caricature of Signification in the Fin de Si cle; C.Snodgrass - Literary Radicalism in the British Fin de Si cle; I.Small - Whose Spirit is This? Some Questions about Beginnings and Endings; J.E.Chamberlin - Index

ISBN: 9780333532683
ISBN-10: 0333532686
Series: Warwick Studies in the European Humanities
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 20th November 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 15