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Good fin de siecle collection,
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This review is from: Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890's: Anthology of British Poetry and Prose (Paperback)
This is a very good starter collection of some of the more peripheral figures of the decadence / fin de siecle / aesthetic movement of the 1890s, and also includes pieces by some of the better known (step forward Oscar Wilde) as well. Worth it for the variety in selection - would be a good course book for anyone doing 1890s courses at uni - as well as the good bibliography, and also the hard-to-find pieces such as the extracts from Robert Hichens' parody of Wilde and "Bosie" Douglas 'The Green Carnation'. My only quibble would be that it focuses rather too much on the poetry of the period for my liking, but it is a reasonably comprehensive survey in terms of author inclsiveness. All in all, a good collection presented well at a very reasonable price.
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