ISBN 9780140424133,Decadent Poetry From Wilde To Naidu

Decadent Poetry From Wilde To Naidu

Author:

Lisa

Publisher:

Penguin UK

Rs699

Publisher

Penguin UK

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140424133

ISBN-10 014042413X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 314 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, formerly straight-laced English verse began loosening its stays. The English decadents submerged themselves in the pleasures of artifice and turned a fascinated eye on the intertwining of decay and desire. Among the poets in this intoxicating collection are Oscar Wilde on tainted love and the torments of the human spirit, Arthur Symons on the stupor of absinthe, Rosamond Marriott Watson on disenchantment and memory, W. B. Yeats on waning passion and faded beauty, and Lord Alfred Douglas on shame and secret love. Decadent Poetry opens a window onto an exhilarating moment in English literature
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