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  • The movement of those called Æsthetes (as satirised in _Patience_) and the movement of those afterwards called Decadents (satirised in Mr. Street's delightful _Autobiography of a Boy_) had the same captain; or at any rate the same bandmaster.

    The Victorian Age in Literature

  • New Weird has a visceral, in-the-moment quality that often uses elements of surreal or transgressive horror for its tone, style, and effects - in combination with the stimulus of influence from New Wave writers or their proxies (including also such forebears as Mervyn Peake and the French/English Decadents).

    Boing Boing

  • Doubtless there was an element of cultural snobbery in my initial preference for things Gallic: their Romantics seemed more romantic than ours, their Decadents more decadent, their Moderns more modern.

    Literacy News – 235th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • The Daily Chronicle derided it as “a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French Decadents—a gloating study of mental and physical corruption.”

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • This movement backed by two of its own influences, Mervyn Peake and the Decadents of the late 1800s provided what might be thought of as the brain of New Weird.

    The New Weird Anthology – Notes and Introduction

  • New Weird has a visceral, in-the-moment quality that often uses elements of surreal or transgressive horror for its tone, style, and effects — in combination with the stimulus of influence from New Wave writers or their proxies including also such forebears as Mervyn Peake and the French/English Decadents.

    The New Weird Anthology – Notes and Introduction

  • If their project is to épater la bourgeoisie shock the middle classes, as the French Decadents put it, titrating just the right amount of shock-value to titillate but not to repulse, they may be richly rewarded for their mild transgressions, photographed regularly at openings and parties, sipping cocktails side-by-side with their patrons to lubricate the steady flow of cash for as long as their flavor remains in favor.

    Embracing The Outsider

  • Down to the brand names and set design -- the endless Lovecraftian "Gother than thou" catalogue never seems more endless than in these introductory paragraphs, which borrow cred from the Symbolists, the pre-Raphaelites, the Decadents, Baudelaire, Huysmans, and Goya, while one can only double up in helpless laughter at the notion of "nauseous musical instruments" for the production of "dissonances of exquisite morbidity and cacodaemoniacal ghastliness."

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Finally, Part Three, "Cultural Spaces," studies nuns and Madonnas, the rise of Victorian religious liberalism, and the Decadents.

    Wheeler and Marotti on anti-Catholicism

  • Goths are interested in Satan and sometimes use Satanic devices as aesthetic objects, the way the Decadents did.

    Kimveer Gill’s blog « raincoaster

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