French Decadent Tales by Stephen Romer

French Decadent Tales

byStephen Romer

Paperback | July 11, 2013

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.95

Earn 45 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

'He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.'A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siecle Paris. The years 1880-1900 saw an extraordinary, hothouse flowering of talent, that produced some of the most exotic, stylized, and cerebral literature in the French language. While 'Decadence'was a European movement, its epicentre was the French capital. On the eve of Freud's early discoveries, writers such as Gourmont, Lorrain, Maupassant, Mirbeau, Richepin, Schwob, and Villiers engaged in a species of wild analysis of their own, perfecting the art of short fiction as they did so. Deathand Eros haunt these pages, and a polymorphous perversity by turns hilarious and horrifying. Their stories teem with addicts, maniacs, and murderers as they strive to outdo each other.This newly translated selection brings together the very best writing of the period, from lesser known figures as well as famous names. Provocative and unsettling, these extraordinary, corrosive little tales continue to cast a cold eye on the modern world.

About The Author

Stephen Romer is a specialist of French and British Modernism. He has published four collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Yellow Studio (Carcanet/Oxford Poets, 2008) was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot prizze. He has edited and co-translated Twentieth-Century French Poems (Faber, 2002), and has served as judge for the Tower...
Yves Bonnefoy: L'amitié et la réflexion
Yves Bonnefoy: L'amitié et la réflexion

by Daniel Lançon

$13.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick

by Stephen Romer

$10.59$12.82

Available for download

Not available in stores

Traductions, passages : le domaine anglais
Traductions, passages : le domaine anglais

by Stephen Romer

$8.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:French Decadent TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:July 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199569274

ISBN - 13:9780199569274

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of French Decadent Tales

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

JULES BARBEY D'AUREVILLY (1808-89)Don Juan's Crowning Love AffairLEON BLOY (1846-1917)A Dentist Terribly PunishedThe Last BakeThe Lucky SixpenceGUSTAVE GEFFROY (1855-1926)The StatueREMY DE GOURMONT (1858-1915)DanaetteDon Juan's SecretThe FaunOn the ThresholdJULES LAFORGUE (1860-87)Perseus and AndromedaJEAN LORRAIN (1895-1906)An Unidentified CrimeThe Man with the BraceletThe Student's TaleThe Man Who Loved ConsumptivesPIERRE LOUYS (1870-1925)A Case without PrecedentGUY DE MAUPASSANT (1850-93)At the Death-BedThe NightA WalkThe TressesCATULLE MENDES (1841-1909)What the Shadow DemandsGUSTAVE MIRBEAU (1848-1927)The BathThe First EmotionThe Little Summer-HouseOn a CureJEAN RICHEPIN (1849-1926)Constant GuignardDeshoulieresPft! Pft!GEORGE RODENBACH (1855-98)The TimeMARCEL SCHWOB (1867-1905)The BrothelThe Sans-Gueule52 and 53 OrfilaLucretius, PoetPaolo Uccello, PainterVILLIERS DE L'ISLE ADAM (1838-89)SentimentalismThe PresentimentThe Desire to be a Man