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Afterwordlegacies of decadence

Afterword: legacies of decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190610258
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10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0006
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Manifestations of decadence outside of western Europe appear to confirm philosopher Theodor Adorno’s thesis that decadence entails an implicit critique of modernity. The elevation of ... More
3. The age of idealism (1781–1832)

3. The age of idealism (1781–1832)  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776892
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0004
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‘The age of idealism (1781–1832)’ describes how Immanuel Kant endeavoured to reconcile the empiricist Enlightenment of the bourgeoisie with the rationalist Enlightenment of officialdom in a ... More
4. The age of materialism (1832–1914)

4. The age of materialism (1832–1914)  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776892
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0005
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‘The age of materialism (1832–1914)’ explains how the philosophers who dominated the new age in Germany were materialist where their predecessors had been idealist, and socially autonomous ... More
2. Alien encounters

2. Alien encounters  

David Seed

in Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777394
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10.1093/actrade/9780199557455.003.0003
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Through the theme of alien encounters science fiction has interrogated the limits of identity and the nature of differences. From H.G. Wells to Star Trek, ‘Alien encounters’ examines the ... More
4. The American Bestseller

4. The American Bestseller  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776960
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10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0004
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‘The American bestseller’ traces its evolution from the nineteenth century to the present day. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) broke the Scott and Dickens mould in America, while Mark Twain forged ... More
6. Among the English poets

6. Among the English poets  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0006
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Literature hasn't always been a silent and solitary activity. The ancient bards did not write their poems down: they memorized and recited them. Dramatic poetry is by its nature aural and ... More
2. Ancient worlds

2. Ancient worlds  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191860300
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10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0002
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A great deal is known about reading in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, but it is important to remember that a good deal of what we think of as Greek and Roman literature was heard and ... More
6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’Men, women, and society

6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’: Men, women, and society  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775314
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0006
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‘“And don't dispute with fools”: Men, women, and society’ references Pushkin's view of the poet as conflicted by having to live both in the world of mysticism, art, and religion, as well as ... More
10. Antony and Cleopatra

10. Antony and Cleopatra  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191827297
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10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0011
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Antony and Cleopatra is a great sprawling masterpiece of a play, rich in poetry, vast in imaginative power, in depth of characterization, in psychological penetration, in ... More
7. Apostle of freedom

7. Apostle of freedom  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776038
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0007
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Sade's legacy is huge despite being officially supressed for two centuries. His work has been widely read and his influence on writers, artists, and thinkers is undeniable. ‘Apostle of ... More
3. Approaches to Rhetoric

3. Approaches to Rhetoric  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0004
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9780199651368
‘Approaches to rhetoric’ addresses some fundamental questions about how the study and practice of rhetoric should be approached. Using examples from the work of Alfred Hitchcock; George ... More
5. Around the Revolution

5. Around the Revolution  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0005
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‘Around the Revolution’ describes the growing scepticism about claims that the social order was founded on nature, itself based on divine providence. The literary works inspired by the ... More
6. The arts

6. The arts  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.003.0006
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‘The arts’ surveys the arts Romanticism inspired. Was Beethoven a Romantic or a ‘classical’ composer? Who are the major figures of Romanticism within music? The prestige of music is ... More
2. The ascent to heaven

2. The ascent to heaven  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0002
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The Goths were a missionary force that emerged from Graeco-Roman civilization. They had effectively caused the death of the classical pagan world. The spiritual crusade of the Goths allowed ... More
8. Aspects of the English novel

8. Aspects of the English novel  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0008
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Romance is a very ancient literary form. A typical example is the adventures of Apollonius, told in many different versions. But is it good literature? ‘Aspects of the English novel’ ... More
4. Authority

4. Authority  

Lynda Mugglestone

in Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777639
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.003.0004
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9780199573790
‘Authority’ examines the narratives of legitimation entrenched in popular attitudes towards dictionaries. They are often constructed as gatekeepers, selectively admitting words because they ... More
2. Autobiography

2. Autobiography  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Dante: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191781575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684779.003.0002
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‘Autobiography’ takes us through Dante’s works—including The Divine Comedy, Vita nova, and Convivio—and shows that they have one recurrent character, Dante himself. In the Comedy, he is the ... More
5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’Writers as ‘masters of minds’

5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’: Writers as ‘masters of minds’  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775314
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0005
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9780192801449
‘“Awakening noble feelings with my lyre”: Writers as “masters of minds”’ examines, via examples of Pushkin's work, his views on the expectations of readers and their perceptions of the ... More
8. Baroque plenitude

8. Baroque plenitude  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0009
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9780199755028
‘Baroque plenitude’ charts the effects of Gongorism. Gongorism — the poetic revolution instigated by Góngora y Argote — wrapped Greco–Roman myths, philosophy, and learning in dazzling ... More
11. Barthes after Barthes

11. Barthes after Barthes  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0011
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9780192801593
‘Barthes after Barthes’ asks: What has happened to Barthes since his death? The simplest answer is that he has become a writer. His Œuvres complètes were brought out by his longtime ... More

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