Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

320 Pages | 30 b&w and 11 colour illustrations

6.69 x 9.61 inches

ISBN: 9781474408912

Bookseller Code (06)

The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Edited by Josephine M. Guy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Companions to Literature

  • Contains a re-examination of some of the key concepts taken to define the fin de siècle, such as Decadence, while also introducing new concepts into the frame, such as the importance, at the time, of humanitarianis
  • Examines the significance of the fin de siècle in Scotland and Ireland, as well as in some regions of England
  • Examines how attention to material culture, and particularly to the history of the book and the history of performance culture, is changing our understanding of this period
  • Discusses a range of cultural activities, from participation in avant-garde theatre to interior decoration, and from the writing of poetry to political and religious activism