dreams of regeneration’.
Likewise, any history of fatigue and its scientists at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century needs to accommodate both deep anxieties about the dissipation of the body's powers and optimistic projects for the restoration and expansion of human energies.
In OscarWilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray – perhaps the text (and author) most readily associated with the fin de siècle and its paradoxes – the phrase itself is immediately associated
In 1896, Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds published their masterwork on ‘contrary sexual feeling’ Das konträre
Geschlechtsgefühl three years after Symonds’ death.117 The Symonds
family later strove to have their name removed from the publication,
which has subsequently been ascribed simply to Havelock Ellis. Ellis
and Symonds were sexologists based in the UK; however, they initially
published their work in German, as British publishers were frightened
to print any works dealing with homosexuality in the aftermath of
OscarWilde’s well-publicised trial