Tuesday, March 30, 2010
SALOME by Oscar Wilde and UNDER THE HILL by Aubrey Beardsley - Two Decadent Novels in One Book
SALOME by Oscar Wilde and UNDER THE HILL by Aubrey Beardsley -- Two Decadent Novels in One Book
This Edition Includes 17 black and white drawings by Aubrey Beardsley
SALOME: by Oscar Wilde -- Censored, banned and ridiculed upon publication in 1892, Oscar Wilde's SALOME remains a classic example of Decadent Literature. Written in French, it is an evocation of biblical horrors and its blasphemies are many - its atmosphere oozes with dangerous charges of the erotic - a relentless hypnotic repetition of words prevails as the tale unfolds with the acceleration of a feverish erotic nightmare.
UNDER THE HILL: by Aubrey Beardsley -- A short work started in 1894, but remained unfinished due to Beardsley's untimely death, it still manages to achieve the quintessence of Decadence - it evokes an image of the pleasure dome similar to that of Huysman's book 'Against the Grain' (A Rebours) - a unique text for those seeking the uttermost extremes of the imagination.
Creation Books 1999 Edition - 123 Page Paperback - B&W Illustrations - Price: $12.00
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