By Kostas Boyiopoulos,Mark Sandy,Kostas, Dr Boyiopoulos,Mark, Dr Sandy
For Decadent authors, Romanticism used to be a resource of strong ingenious revisionism, perversion, transition, and partial negation. yet for these kinds of robust Decadent reactions opposed to the interval, the cultural phenomenon of Decadence shared with Romanticism a mutual mistrust of the philosophy of utilitarianism and the aesthetics of neo-Classicism. Reflecting at the interstices among Romantic and Decadent literature, Decadent Romanticism reassesses the varied and artistic reactions of Decadent authors to Romanticism among 1780 and 1914, whereas additionally final alert to the prescience of the Romantic mind's eye to envisage its personal distorted, darker, perverted, different self. inventive pairings contain William Blake and his Decadent critics, the ordinary determine of the sphinx within the paintings of Thomas De Quincey and Decadent writers, and Percy Shelley with either Mathilde Blind and Swinburne. no longer unusually, John Keats’s works are a selected concentration, in essays that discover Keats’s literary and visible legacies and his resonance for writers who thought of him an icon of paintings for art’s sake. the most important to this serious reassessment are the shared obsessions of Romanticism and Decadence with subjectivity, isolation, habit, fragmentation, illustration, romance, and voyeurism, in addition to a poetics of wish and anxieties over the aim of aestheticism.