By Ray Furness, Mike Mitchell
The Brockhaus encyclopedia of 1896 observed the decadent literary flow as "a symptom of today's anxious, senile, fragmented society that's impervious to something fit and natural" -- and that's essentially French. yet underneath the brash and pompous external of the German Empire, decadent literature thrived, fueled via the tune of Wagner, the paradoxes of Nietzsche, and the writings of Thomas Mann, the movement's self-styled chronicler and analyst. This analogy collects works via Sacher-Masoch, Trakl, Leppin, Przybyszewski, Mann, and different, demonstrating that Berlin, Vienna and Prague served both with Paris as hosts for this provocative eu cultural move.
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Mit einer Studie über den Masochismus von Gilles Deleuze.. Insel Taschenbuch 469. Hermann Bahr: the varsity of affection The Dandy Rocking again and ahead in his armchair whereas he manicured his fingernails, he discovered it pleasantly titillating to visualize the lady – she had now not even instructed him her identify – clinging to him less than the blossoming apple timber as a steady breeze wafted over them, or within the night, gliding homewards over the water, her quivering physique pressed opposed to his within the slim boat. ‘Tant pis pour elle’, he acknowledged as he stood up, throwing the nail-scissors in an arc in the direction of the desk. ‘I’m now not working after her. There are lots extra like that. ’ in truth, it used to be a section of good fortune. Good-natured as he used to be, and together with his lack of ability to withstand any temper, the main that might have come of it is going to were a few banal entanglement. the single factor that was once yes used to be that she used to be now not his variety No, she was once no longer his perfect girl, no longer even cousin 100 occasions got rid of. Now, as he threw off his dressing dress and settled down in entrance of the replicate, legs spread-eagled over the cushion, to paintings at the masterpiece of his toilette, rigorously twisting his locks into dreamy curls, drawing out the proud lance of his Vandyke, lengthy, very lengthy, with a lot brilliantine, and subjecting himself to a loving and chuffed scrutiny, now, once more, his perfect seemed ahead of him with nearly tangible readability, so imperial and junoesque; after which this shy, blameless swallow beside her, clone of Gerard’s Psychè, definite, quite, even – he remembered – a similar ringlets in her hair, on the entrance, falling down over her brow. No, there has been no comparability; she may good be very candy, for modest standards, yet he, regrettably, was once already spoken for, sorry and all that. He lingered for a very long time between those friendly photographs simply because, in line with his undesirable behavior, he lingered for a very long time in entrance of the replicate, until eventually his mane was once eventually tamed and his problematic cravat, with its multicoloured, fluttering issues, was once tied in its inventive knot. He burst out giggling while he observed from the clock that he had once more wasted hours prettifying himself – like a cocotte, his pals stated, purely she makes a revenue out of it. they can now not recover from his vainness. yet no, his used to be now not the typical vainness they imagined. convinced, he enjoyed dressing up, and he was once chuffed if he may well put on whatever various, anything exceptional, amazing and fun. convinced, he did have a sumptuous lace blouse with a smooth, large, turn-down collar, with excellent embroidery similar to might have made outdated d’Aubrevilly resentful. And sure, he did have a pearl-grey sombrero with a major brim, reminiscent of purely the proudest Andalusian picador might put on, in order that a few humans took him for a porter from les Halles. yet he didn't put on them to thrill the group, nor did he calculate on attracting women’s glances. It used to be simply that he was once laid low with the need to tell apart himself from the remaining in his exterior visual appeal, simply as he knew how incomparably diversified he used to be in his internal being.