The Resource Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle, Stephen Arata

Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle, Stephen Arata

Label
Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle
Title
Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Arata
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It has been widely recognized that British culture in the 1880s and 1890s was marked by a sense of irretrievable decline. Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle explores the ways in which that perception of loss was cast into narrative, into archetypal stories which sought to account for the culture's troubles and perhaps assuage its anxieties. Stephen Arata pays close attention to fin-de-siecle representations of three forms of decline - national, biological, and aesthetic - and reveals how late-Victorian degeneration theory was used to 'explain' such decline. By examining a wide range of writers - from Kipling to Wilde, from Symonds to Conan Doyle and Stoker - Arata shows how the nation's twin obsessions with decadence and imperialism became intertwined in the thought of the period. His account offers new insights for students and scholars of the fin de siecle
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arata, Stephen
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.D373
LC item number
A73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Degeneration in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Politics and literature
  • Regression (Civilization) in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Culture in literature
  • Roman anglais
  • Dégénérescence dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Politique et littérature
  • Décadence dans la littérature
  • Perte (Psychologie) dans la littérature
  • Changement social dans la littérature
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Culture dans la littérature
  • Dekadenz (Motiv)
  • Dekadenzliteratur
  • Englisch
  • Fin de siècle
  • Kultur
  • Literatur
  • Niedergang (Motiv)
  • Prosa
  • Roman
  • Verlust (Motiv)
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Décadence
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature et société
  • Politique et littérature
  • Prosa
  • Niedergang (Motiv)
  • Geschichte 1880-1900
  • Literatur
  • Roman
  • Kultur
  • Fin de siècle
  • Dekadenzliteratur
  • Geschichte (1880-1900)
  • Culture in literature
  • Degeneration in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Regression (Civilization) in literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
Label
Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle, Stephen Arata
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Decline and fall -- 1. Strange cases, common fates: degeneration and fiction in the Victorian fin de siecle -- 2. The sedulous ape: atavism, professionalism, and Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde -- 3. Wilde's trials: reading erotics and the erotics of reading -- 4. Men at work: from heroic friendship to male romance -- 5. The Occidental tourist: Stoker and reverse colonization -- 6. Strange events and extraordinary combinations: Sherlock Holmes and the pathology of everyday life -- 7. A universal foreignness: Kipling, race, and the great tradition -- Conclusion: Modernist empires and the rise of English
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780521563529
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
96003489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192941
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192941
Label
Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle, Stephen Arata
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Decline and fall -- 1. Strange cases, common fates: degeneration and fiction in the Victorian fin de siecle -- 2. The sedulous ape: atavism, professionalism, and Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde -- 3. Wilde's trials: reading erotics and the erotics of reading -- 4. Men at work: from heroic friendship to male romance -- 5. The Occidental tourist: Stoker and reverse colonization -- 6. Strange events and extraordinary combinations: Sherlock Holmes and the pathology of everyday life -- 7. A universal foreignness: Kipling, race, and the great tradition -- Conclusion: Modernist empires and the rise of English
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780521563529
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
96003489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192941
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192941

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