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"A timely and potentially foundational text. The level of scholarship in the collection is impressive, and the pieces discuss a satisfying range of both canonical and lesser-known figures, with a valuable emphasis on the role of women and black writers."

"This book will be of great value to those interested in the literary and cultural history of decadence and aestheticism, of modernism, of camp, and of queer culture."

"The modernists were confident that they had laid it to rest, but the spirit of decadence continued to haunt their works. The splendid essays in this collection show in fascinating detail how a 'new' decadence after Wilde offered perverse aesthetic and political challenges to the heroic narrative of experimental modernism."

"This lucid and compelling collection of essays ranges from the late nineteenth century to high modernism, exploring manifestations of decadence in work from both sides of the Atlantic. Decadence in the Age of Modernism presents a whole that is more than the sum of its parts, as the best collections do. It reveals decadence as a multifariously generative force whose energies fed both the center and the margins of modernism, and which lived on as a style and as a dynamic process long after it was considered over as a movement. A significant statement in a growing field, this book will be an important point of reference for many scholars."