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The Resource Asymptote : an approach to decadent fiction, Robert Ziegler

Asymptote : an approach to decadent fiction, Robert Ziegler

Label
Asymptote : an approach to decadent fiction
Title
Asymptote
Title remainder
an approach to decadent fiction
Statement of responsibility
Robert Ziegler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Asymptote: An Approach to Decadent Fiction offers a radically new approach to the psychology of Decadent creation. Rejecting traditional arguments that Decadence is a celebration of deviance and exhaustion, this study presents the fin-de-siècle novel as a transformative process, a quest for health. By allowing the writer to project into fiction unwanted traits and destructive tendencies--by permitting the playful invention of provisional identities--Decadent creation itself becomes a dynamic act of creative regeneration. In describing the interrelationship of Decadent authors and their fictions, Asymptote uses the mathematical figure of the asymptote to show how they converge, then split apart, and grow distant. The author's approach to the facsimile selves he plays with and discards is the curve that never merges with his authorial identity."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziegler, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Faux titre
Series volume
338.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Decadence (Literary movement)
Label
Asymptote : an approach to decadent fiction, Robert Ziegler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn455846016
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9789042027008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Asymptote : an approach to decadent fiction, Robert Ziegler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn455846016
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9789042027008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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