Fin-de-siècle readings based on a quote from Shakespeare's Tempest
What is it about?
Fin-de-siècle monstrosity is based in close readings and intertextuality. The article shows the impact and interpretation of the same shakespearian quote in John Davidson's Earl Lavender (1895), Giovanni Papini's “L’ultima visita del Gentiluomo Malato” (1906) and Hanns Heinz Ewers “C.3.3.” (1904), the latter featuring a little-known portrait of Oscar Wilde and involving his ”Ballad of Reading Gaol” and texts by Coleridge and Edgar Allan Poe.
Why is it important?
The article shows why an intertextual and comparative approach is fundamental in appreciating and evaluating fin-de-siècle sophisticated culture, an important contribution to modernity.
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