Search results

You are looking at 1 - 1 of 1 items for :

  • "Lionel Johnson" x
  • Art, Architecture and Visual Culture x
  • All content x
Clear All
Frederick H. White

perversion, morbidity, ennui and spiritual malaise. In this novel, the British found a happy medium between naturalism and aestheticism. However, due to a cautious publishing industry, writers such as George Moore (1852– 1933), Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), Arthur Symonds (1865–1945) and Lionel Johnson (1867–1902) introduced decadence to the British public in the late 1880s in critical essays. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) was the first British attempt to garner mass public attention, as well as a harsh critical rebuke. Kirsten MacLeod writes, ‘Decadence

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle