Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology

by Brian Stableford
Release date: May 2018
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, horror, anthology, mainstream
Tags: translation

Edited, introduced and translated by Brian Stableford.

Collecting together eighty-six different pieces of prose from sixty-one authors, Decadence and Sybmolism: A Showcase Anthology, is the most broad-ranging anthology of its kind. Surveying the movements from their beginnings onward, the volume brings together texts from well-known exponents such as Rimbaud and Baudelaire, as well as numerous lesser-known authors, many of whose work is being made available in English for the first time.

Editor and translator Brian Stableford provides an in-depth introductory essay, as well as brief biographies of the various personalities presented.

Some of the authors included are: Théophile Gautier, Auguste Villiers de l’Isle Adam, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Remy de Gourmont, Jean Lorrain, Marcel Schwob, May Armand Blanc, Renée Vivien, Alfred Jarry, Jane de La Vaudère, and Hélène de Zuylen de Nyevelt.

(updated 2019-02-27)

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