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The Second Dedalus Book of Decadence (Black Feast)

The Second Dedalus Book of Decadence (Black Feast)

Author: Brian Stableford

Cover design: Marie Lane   Cover illustration: Gustave Moreau  

The Decadent Movement which flourished in the 1890s produced some of Europe’s most striking and exotic works of literature. The Decadents, convinced that civilisation was in a state of terminal decline, refused to rebel as the Romantics had, but set forth instead to cultivate the pleasures of calculated perversity and to seek the artificial paradise of drug-induced hallucination.
J.-K. Huysmans described Decadence as a ‘black feast’ and The Second Dedalus Book of Decadence offers a veritable banquet, with offerings from the major practitioners in France and England. It completes Brian Stableford seminal two-volume study of the decadent movement.

RRP: £9.99

No. of pages: 288

Publication date: 02.10.2021

ISBN numbers:
Paperback
978 1 912868 69 8
Ebook
978 1 912868 70 4

Rights:
Compilation, introduction and translations where specified.