Decadence with The British Library

A Talk on the Literary Anthology with Jon Crabb of The British Library

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Feb 7th 2017 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Celebrate the British Library's upcoming release of "Decadence: A Literary Anthology" with editor Jon Crabb at The Last Tuesday Society.

 

Decadent literature in Britain blossomed in the 1890s around such figures as Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. 

 

This illustrated anthology concentrates on the major preoccupations of Decadence: Artifice, Intoxication, Spirituality, and Death.

 

The selections include not only the finest examples of Decadent prose and poetry, but also extracts from theoretical texts, criticism and parody.