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Beginning at the End

Decadence, Modernism, and Postcolonial Poetry

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674984431

Publication Date: 06/11/2018

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392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

24 halftones

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  • Introduction: Decadence and Decolonization
  • 1. Agha Shahid Ali, Oscar Wilde, and the Politics of Form for Form’s Sake
  • 2. Decadence and the Visual Arts in Derek Walcott’s West Indies
  • 3. Decadence and Antirealism in the Art of Yinka Shonibare
  • 4. Bernardine Evaristo’s Silver Age Poetics
  • 5. Decadence and the Archive in Derek Mahon’s The Yellow Book
  • Conclusion: Dandies at the Gate
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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