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Cedric Morris, Arthur Lett-Haines and the decorative ideal
John Potvin

), p. 20. 104 Bernard Reynolds in Grace and Reynolds, Benton End Remembered , p. 34. 105 Chatto, ‘Sir Cedric Morris, Artist-Gardener’, p. 18. 106 A. Syme, A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010 ), p. 12. 107 J. K. Huysmans, Against Nature (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 1998 [ 1884 ]). J., F. B., ‘When a Man Entertains: What a Bachelor Should Do in the Position of Host’, Homes and Gardens (June 1926), p. 79. 108 Morris C., ‘Concerning

in Bachelors of a different sort
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The rise of the psychic detective
Neil Cornwell

seems commonly to have been thought a great help. J.-K. Huysmans, it has been suggested by Terry Hale, particularly with his novel Là-Bas (The Damned , 1891), although this was not translated into English until 1924, may also have left an almost ‘immediate legacy’ in the development of the ‘distinctive subgenre within the detective story’ of the psychic sleuth, particularly in the fiction of such writers as Machen, Blackwood and, a bit later, Aleister Crowley (Hale’s Introduction to Huysmans, 2001, xxi). This would have come largely through

in Odoevsky’s four pathways into modern fiction
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John Potvin

character’ of one and all.115 POTVIN 9781526134790 PRINT.indd 189 24/09/2020 08:48 190 Deco Dandy Notes 1 For more on the relationship between the bachelor and interior design, see J.  Potvin, Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2014). 2 T. Carlyle, Sartor Resartus (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, [1886] 1900), p. 279. 3 J.-K. Huysmans, Against Nature (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, [1884] 1998), p. 27. 4 Ibid., pp. 27–8. 5

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