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Reframing decadence : C.P. Cavafy's imaginary portraits

Peter Jeffreys (Author)
In Reframing Decadence, Peter Jeffreys shows Cavafy's creative indebtedness to British and French avant-garde aesthetes whose collective impact on his poetry proved to be profound. In the process, Jeffreys offers a critical reappraisal of Cavafy's relation to Victorian aestheticism and French literary decadence.
Print Book, English, 2015
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2015
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780801447082, 0801447089
Prologue : dangerous thoughts
"Aesthetic to the point of affliction" : Cavafy and British aestheticism
Translating Baudelaire : l'esprit décadent and the early writings
Pictorialist poetics : transpositioning word and image
Paterian decadence : Hellenism, hedonism and the matter of Rome
Cavafy's Byzantium : historicizing fantasies of exquisite decline
Epilogue : decadence's gay legacy