see I will check some of these out and see what I can learn. So I'm not hurting, just looking down the road. Przybyszewski has a novel called Satan's Children that I might be interested in. I've never heard of Jahn, Marten or Busson. Can you tell me more about them.
I'm also considering a couple of his novels. Przybyszewski's Zur Psychologie des Individuums , which includes a discussion of Nietszche, would be of interest as well. Kurt Martens, like HHE, identified himself as a decadent. Ddalus's anthology of German deecadence, Voices of the Abyss, includes a brief excerpt from the Martens' novel. Hoping that appears soon I really enjoyed it. Very excited to hear you are taking on Strobl next.
Is 'Lemuria' a novel or a short story? Keep up the good work, sir!
Hardcover reprint hardcover swords-and-sorcery parody. Hardcover collection odds and ends, one original to this volume. To escape, they had to start a fire in the prison, in which 21 people died. Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the arrest of the anonymous author of Justine and Juliette , and as a result de Sade was incarcerated for the last 13 years of his life. Grimm, Brothers [Tatar, Maria, editor].
I would like to have an English or Swedish translation of A. Baumgarten's Aesthetica. Presumably the first book on aesthetics, introducing it as far as I know as a subject of its own for the first time. It would of course be very useful to know latin. There are still a lot of interesting texts available just in latin, but still Ecco una traduzione italiana They have some books available in several libraries around USA. It's in Spanish; it's the copy I have. But I will be taking Spanish later this summer ;. Der Werwolf by W. Recently picked up a second hand copy of Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino to read on a trip to that city.
The book is a chaotic torrent of literary and historic anecdotes, and full of fascinating references. A couple stood out: Jiri Karasek's 'Ganymedes' , which apparently combines The Picture of Dorian Gray with the legend of the golem in what sounds like an outstandingly bizarre example of late decadence. The Gothic mode seems to have been popular in 19th century Czech writing, and I was also intrigued by Josef Jiri Kolar's 'Spawn of Satan' a novel Ripellino says is awful, though the way that he keeps coming back to it suggests to me that it must have been a guilty pleasure.
These are only two of the many, many Prague books discussed here: translated and untranslated; well-known and obscure. I'm in desperate need of an english version, only translated into french, of Morphine by Bulgakov.
No english trans.?! Seems to be in A Young Doctor's Notebook. Whoa, that looks good. Also known as A Country Doctor's Notebook. ACDN is on it's way. I don't understand how no one thought to translate them. I'd love to see Satans Kinder , and Culte du Moi. By Rachilde Nono is still unavailable in English. Elemir Bourges' Crepuscule des Dieux is rare far too expensive when available so it's virtually unavailable.
Needless to add all the Jean Lorrain novels out there that aren't available. Those are all the non-marginal work I think deserves quality re-prints. There are a few titles of Przybyszewski 's around in English, if you're up for the hunt - but little by Barres a few things in anthologies. Wonderful list, by the way. Thanks and welcome! I managed to get myself a real copy of Homo Sapiens recently which was awesome. But other than that, as far as I know, there's only The Synagogue of Satan a minor work 64pg. I was wondering what do you think of his plays?
I haven't gotten around to reading any of them, are they worthwhile? Which anthologies is Barres in btw? I only know of the dedalus ones. Przybyszewski is amazing.
You should definetly put him on your list to read soon. I've been desperate for a translation of Forse che si forse che no for a long time now. Seeing as I'm not about to learn Italian it's unlikely I'll ever read it. The untranslated French portions of the Avignon Quintet. The novels of Luigi Gualdo and the poetry of Emilio Praga. Praga was probably the most extreme of the scapigliati, a poete maudit - after Rimbaud or Verlaine - leading a debauched life of alcoholic and narcotic excess and dying in poverty.
There are also a good many anthologies of fantastic stories written by authors associated with La Scapigliatura and Decadenza ; Racconti neri della scapigliatura , for example: Contenuto del volume -Racconti neri della scapigliatura Antologia pag. II da: Cento anni di Giuseppe Rovani pag. The 36 volumes of the complete Nikolai Leskov. Is Sensitiva Amorosa available in English? I can only find a German translation. Contact the department - they will also send you a catalog of other faculty translations. It's worth tracking down a copy. Thanks Ben.
Do you have the catalog? After 2 moves in the past year, I will see if I can dig it up. I'd like to grab a second copy of Sensitiva Amorosa apparently someone somewhere taught a class on the decadents and used this text - so I will check with the press. The veins of its petals are filled with morbid oils. Its scent has a sickly sweetness, and its coloring is subdued, like the light in a sickroom with drawn curtains and pick as a dying sunset glow.
And if I were you, I would pick a few of these and sell them in the market. The work of Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent looks pretty fascinating. Just by the titles alone I can gauge that he was an ardent die-hard of the kind of morbid decadence which I love. Honestly, I think I'm going to put a list together and and send some bothersome notes out. I've done it before. Does it work? I just might do the same.
Who are the usual targets? I'm not sure. There are a lot of things coming into translation since I started my periodical harassments - it's sort of like voting to me: nothing good is likely to come of it, but I it gets me out of my doldrums. I have always admired their press. I had a correspondence going with the National Library of Peru. Whether that means anything or not, the collected works of Clemente Palma were Issued from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica not long after. Right place right time, god knows. It can't hurt to express interest. Jean Lombard : L'Agonie. I wouldn't mind translating a few of the texts mentioned in these posts, but I'm not entirely sure which publishers would be interested.
I hope it's not too off-topic to ask for advice on going about it. That would be great. It would be nice to see the poetry of Manuel Machado translated. The first wave of monstrous being, the vampire, the frequent oentences for witchcraft, condemning, by up- vampires. In vain did. BatthyAny, who, other. After a brief de- ing them at night.
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Her body was found to be in iahment Komilromy , A few popular magic universe. Biana is an interesting early manifestation of the destructive effect of witch-persecutions in istic of Hungary, but in some ways of a whole After receiving their report, she has asked her so-called enlightened absolutism.
Let me quote Hungary. The belated emergence of mass range of countries on what could be called the pnncipalcourt doctor, Gerard van Swieten to a few paragraphs from it which betray its in- trials should. And in the rescript in March. Out of garian trials el. Baranowski The gen- she was already condemiring other supersti- -ity from illusion. Cauz , In January witches. Even natural event8like tempest, ani- cused or their death in prison. Hence the three Poland, where it was only forbidden in i And they.
Let me briefly outline the royal decrees and exBnnnation by her experts before the execu- transmitted these fancies about the vicious FurthennorE! What we know about 18th century Hun- His arguments against the above mentioned. In he to four categoriea. He became the Ouids in the , corpse several weeks after the vice8 needed for an alliance with the Devil; 4. He advances scientific arguments about ifthere are infallible proofs of some mischief OT ing century people mention the whole afl'ait the reform of the whole Vlemla university, the the chemical factors and the laclr.
S4ndor tion, the adviser for a aeries of IIl He became one of the er show for him no traces of vampirism. As for a modem rationalistic mentality and a con- seau, whom he put on index. This advise was phrased in these beliefs both on the plane of law and on "real" devilish sorcery, the queen declares, that writes the following in , concerning the detail in his Remarqut! Tbus henceforth it marvellously by the immortal van Swieten in modest phrasing: van Swieten starts his work embrace the whole problem of popular magic. With his wise advice he could convince tiative, has moved on to forbid witch-hunting elM; of divine omnipotence and even of the Habsburg empire.
In a aeries of royal the queen to chase th:l. It is also related to a concrete ter" Komliromy The eclipse for ex- case, to the trial of Magdalene Lodomer, sur- It is worth to have a closer look at the activ- ample, which has produced such a terror in the named Heruczina, a Croatian witch sentenced It would be an interesting topic to discuss, how ities and writings of this remarkable person, old times, does not frighten aDY more. We can to death, but liberated to the order of Maria these "'enlightening" measures were received venerated by Hungarians still at the beginning calmly contemplate the omnipotence of the Theresa after her case was examined by van by the wider circles of Hungarian population, of the 19th cantury.
It would help to locate this Creator, who can move these huge objects in Swieten. Here we can also encounter the for- how quickly their "mentality" has changed in 18th century campaign against magic within such an infinitely vast space with such a preci- mal acknowledgement of the existence of this respect. Unfortunately we dispose of a the broader currents of Enlightenment.
Before sion, throughout 80 many centuries".
He refers magic and of the workings of Satan, coupled more acarce documentation than Robert Man- examining lris two treatises written in this furthermore to gunpowder, electricity, optical with scientific explanation of the concrete 12 Et. Electricity and gunpowder are men- witchcraft.
As "for the great num- theDl8elves 88 sorcerers and deceiving the ig- even from a more radical point of view, deny- room, merely dreaming about the whole thing. Hungarian campaign Baxter a. Although it wa. Let me present now Did van Swieten know these polemics among colour-ful sabbath confession.
He not only de- no smaller authority than Jean Bodin, who bnefly another one, geographically not so dis- the enlightened. In Academiade81i Agiati of Rovereto? Baxter the north of Italy the repreaentants of Italian have not only the conjectures, that, of course, put the B08were into her mouth, how the in- b. Anglo We also know that the Italian thinkers etc. His actions in this case, where he person- the same statements. In his treatise written in in tlna 'Subject-matter: about the workings of knew and appieciated his works.
A friend of ally took care of the medical treatment and the he asserts that descriptions of the JDBglC and Witchcraft. Using the historical, ra- Tartarotti, Giuseppe Valeriano Vannetti has hospit. Rapp magic Vannetti Venturi Van Swieten's ideas which had such B revolu- kind of alchemy, by which one can transform Venturi AB the j P8rlnetto It was Lodovico An- watched from Vienna with an attentive eye, is cerning magic, were imported to Austria. According to Muratori deceased Tartarotti in the San Marco church of history of the doubt. Balthasar Bekker AB for himaelf, be call8 Konstan"tin Franz von Cauz: De cultibus mag- and it was there too, that this blackout of early who goes to the furthest eXtreme in criticizing these accounts ''the most obscene dreams, the icis.
In the book of Cauz, a good friend of most modern civilization was the most quickly cor- witch-beliefs. It ill probably this mental- to take decided-stepS to its disenchantment! Ziegeler scientific reasoning. Cauz Prol. Erasmian doctor, who started his career in the Did van Swieten know these works? It is Italy. Tartarotti accept. Although he does not refer to called natural magic, but he firmly denies the tAge of William V, duke of Cleves. In his trea- them in his treatises, they were there in the reality of witches' sabbath and refutes it with The description of the intellectual background tise De Praestigiis Daemonum published first Viennese Hofbibliothek, directed by him for BClentlflc arguments.
He also gives an account of Maria Theresa's enlightened legislation and in and condemned, burnt several times in more than a decade. His commitment to this of how t1m. This shifl: of pop- ing in consequence of thi8 new-type scandal tims- or the accusen. Jpprned in Serbia - for example the ular and intellectual interest to the vampires, Before trying to solve this problem. Leaving open the question, tury European public: opinion connects them weU-knoVin dCCOunt on ,vampires, described in rary preoccupations concerning magic.
Let me give a brief review of these Belgnd has alw:ayo complained that he had come sort of bating. It is in , that the first widely read of prelumed 'vampires , he died very soon by an BoctorB were provided by these vampires emerging in early modern Central and BaI- vampire book comes out.
Ac- with a new exciting riddle to be explained by came Europe. According to folklorists' account nand Scherz, -entitled De mogia postuma pop- coutng toO the fabulous and very confused ac- their scientific reasonings. Magyari-Koeaa IV. In Samuel Kolestiri, a Hungarian Reveral other testimonies about similar cases: corpses, as the ones to be found in the treatise wolfs shape:' doctor. TIle first clear vampire caBell are reported for spreading the plague Magyari-Koasa ofthe,Austri.
We can They tried to heal it cholachi. IO The usual stories relate in these others. George Talliir mitted suicide; having died unbaptized, excom- several attempts to destroy the corpse, which Calmt"t e:lltitles his Treatise on the Apparitions, had a different explanation of this illness: he municated. Lawson return from the whole body could be burnt. Among her classmates was Rami Malek , a grade above. In , her mother filed for divorce.
After graduating from high school in , Dunst continued acting; as a teenager, she found it difficult to deal with her rising fame, for a period she blamed her mother for pushing her into acting as a child. However, she said that her mother "always had the best intentions"; when asked if she had any regrets about her childhood, Dunst said: Dunst began her career when she was three years old as a child fashion model in television commercials. She was signed with Elite Model Management. At the age of six, she made her feature film debut in a minor role in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks.
Soon after, Dunst performed in the comedy-drama The Bonfire of the Vanities , based on Tom Wolfe's novel of the same name, in which she played the daughter of Tom Hanks's character. In , Dunst made a guest appearance in an episode of the science fiction drama Star Trek: The Next Generation , her breakthrough role came in , in the horror drama Interview with the Vampire opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt , based on Anne Rice's novel of the same name.
She played Claudia, the child vampire, a surrogate daughter to Cruise and Pitt's characters. The film received mixed reviews. Roger Ebert commented that Dunst's creation of the child vampire Claudia was one of the "creepier" aspects of the film, mentioned her ability to convey the impression of great age inside apparent youth. Todd McCarthy in Variety said; the film featured a scene in which Dunst shared her first on-screen kiss with Pitt, two decades older. In an interview with Interview magazine, she revealed that kissing him had made her feel uncomfortable: "I thought it was gross, that Brad had cooties.
I mean, I was Critic Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that the film was the greatest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name and remarked on Dunst's performance, "The perfect contrast to take-charge Jo comes from Kirsten Dunst's scene-stealing Amy, whose vanity and twinkling mischief make so much more sense coming from an year-old vixen than they did from grown-up Joan Bennett in Dunst scarily effective as the baby bloodsucker of Interview With the Vampire , is a little vamp with a big future.
The story is about a supernatural and ominous board game in which animals and other jungle hazards appear with each roll of the dice, she was part of an ensemble cast that included Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier. From to , Dunst had a recurring role in season three of the. The film's story revolves around two sisters, one of whom is preparing to marry just before a rogue planet is about to collide with Earth. Von Trier's initial inspiration for the film came from a depressive episode; the film is a Danish production by Zentropa , with international co-producers in Sweden , France and Italy.
Filming took place in Sweden. Melancholia prominently features music from the prelude to Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde , it is the second entry in von Trier's unofficially titled "Depression Trilogy", preceded by Antichrist and followed by Nymphomaniac. Melancholia premiered 18 May at the 64th Cannes Film Festival Dunst received the festival's Best Actress Award for her performance, a common area of praise among critics.
Although not without its detractors, many critics and film scholars have considered the film to be a personal masterpiece, one of the best films of The film begins with an introductory sequence involving the main images from space; these still images reveal the key elements of the film: Justine the bride in deep melancholy with birds falling behind her.
Delayed by their stretch limousine's difficulty traversing the narrow winding rural road, newlyweds Justine and Michael arrive two hours late for their own wedding reception at the estate of Justine's sister and her husband, John. Justine has a dysfunctional family: brother-in-law John appears to resent having to pay for the wedding. No one asks what Justine wants, or why she is unhappy, but throughout the dinner she is praised for being beautiful. Claire urges Justine to hide her debilitating melancholy from her new husband Michael.
Justine flees the wedding reception in a golf cart. Frustrated by excessive fabric, she tears her dress getting out of the cart. At the eighteenth hole of the golf course on the estate, she looks up at the night sky, squatting to urinate on the hole. Justine's boss, Jack, is ruthless and gluttonous.
During his wedding speech, he's hustling Justine to meet a work deadline, he pushes her throughout the evening to create a tagline to promote a campaign based on a modern facsimile of Bruegel's The Land of Cockaigne. She opens an art book at this painting. During the cutting of the wedding cake and Gaby independently escape to take baths.
Justine's boss's nephew, Tim, is given the chance to exploit the opportunity to get the tagline at all costs in order to promote his career: a task similar to what Justine was so successful at, he reluctantly, but doggedly, pursues Justine throughout the wedding reception. She cannot consummate her marriage with her husband and goes out onto a sand trap and has sex with Tim.
Unable to get the tagline from Justine, Tim is fired for his "professional" failure, but Justine resigns, telling Jack that he is a "despicable, power-hungry little man. After several hours of being alienated from each other and Michael agree to call off the marriage. Michael departs. Early the following morning, while horseback riding with Claire, Justine notices Antares is no longer visible in the sky; the reason for Antares's disappearance has become public knowledge: a newly discovered rogue planet called Melancholia, which entered the Solar System from behind the Sun, was blocking the star from view.
The planet has now become visible in the sky as it approaches closer to Earth. John is excited about the "fly-by" predicted by scientists, while Claire is frightened by alternate predictions of the earth being hit. In the meantime, Justine's depression has grown worse, she is placed in the care of John. Justine is catatonic and Claire is unable to help her to assist her into the bath. In an effort to cheer her up, Claire makes meatloaf. Justine admits that she is so numb that her favourite meal tastes of ash; as Justine is forced into waking patterns, her connection to her beloved black horse Abraham becomes remote and frustrating.
On two occasions, the horse refuses to cross a bridge over a river. Justine acts brutally towards the horse and whips him mercilessly to the ground. Meanwhile, Claire is fearful that the end of the world is imminent, despite her husband's assurances, she searches the Internet and finds an article predicting that Melancholia and the Earth will, in fact, collide.
Her husband assures her that these anecdotes are written by "prophets of doom" looking for their 15 minutes of fame. Claire tries to relax; the next day, a somewhat-healthier Justine confesses to Claire that she "knows" certain things—like the number of beans in the bottle at her wedding reception and that Earth and Melancholia will destroy each other. What's more, Justine says: this is a good thing because the Earth is evil; that night, Melancholia passes Earth.
However, the ne. Libertine A libertine is one devoid of most moral principles, a sense of responsibility, or sexual restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable one who ignores or spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertinism is described as an extreme form of hedonism. Libertines put value on physical pleasures; as a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries in France and Great Britain.
Notable among these were 2nd Earl of Rochester and the Marquis de Sade ; the word "Libertine" was coined by John Calvin to negatively describe opponents of his policies in Geneva, Switzerland. This group, led by Ami Perrin , argued against Calvin's "insistence that church discipline should be enforced uniformly against all members of Genevan society".
Perrin and his allies were elected to the town council in , "broadened their support base in Geneva by stirring up resentment among the older inhabitants against the increasing number of religious refugees who were fleeing France in greater numbers". By , Calvinists were in place on the Genevan town council, so the Libertines, led by Perrin, responded with an "attempted coup against the government and called for the massacre of the French.
This was the last great political challenge Calvin had to face in Geneva". During the 18th and 19th centuries, the term became more associated with debauchery. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand wrote that Joseph Bonaparte "sought only life's pleasures and easy access to libertinism" while on the throne of Naples.
Les Liaisons dangereuses, an epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos , is a trenchant description of sexual libertinism. Wayland Young argues Agreeable to Calvin's emphasis on the need for uniformity of discipline in Geneva, Samuel Rutherford offered a rigorous treatment of "Libertinism" in his polemical work "A Free Disputation against pretended Liberty of Conscience ". A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind is a poem by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester which addresses the question of the proper use of reason, is assumed to be a Hobbesian critique of rationalism.
The narrator subordinates reason to sense, it is based to some extent on Boileau's version of Juvenal's eighth or fifteenth satire , is indebted to Hobbes, Montaigne and Epicurus , as well as the general libertine tradition. Confusion has arisen in its interpretation as it is ambiguous as to whether the speaker is Rochester himself, or a satirised persona, it criticises the vanities and corruptions of the statesmen and politicians of the court of Charles II.
The libertine novel was an 18th century literary genre of which the roots lay in the European but French libertine tradition; the genre ended with the French Revolution. Themes of libertine novels were anti-establishment and eroticism. Robert Darnton is a cultural historian. Critics have been divided as to the literary merits of William Hazlitt's Liber Amoris, a personal account of frustrated Lolita-like love, quite unlike anything else Hazlitt wrote. Wardle suggests that it was compelling but marred by sickly sentimentality, proposes that Hazlitt might have been anticipating some of the experiments in chronology made by novelists.
One or two positive reviews appeared, such as the one in the Globe, 7 June "The Liber Amoris is unique in the English language. Dan Cruickshank in his book London's Sinful Secret summarized Hazlitt's infatuation stating: "Decades after her death Batsy still haunted the imagination of the essayist William Hazlitt , a man who lodged near Covent Garden during the s, where he became unpleasantly intimate with the social consequences of unconventional sexual obsession that he revealed in his Liber Amoris of , in which he candidly confessed to his infatuation with his landlord's young daughter.
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