And(¨th)ro~femme! (andthro_femme) wrote in les_nerfs,

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did someone here read "décadence and catholicism" by hanson? -the reference to postmodern art-themes seem highly interesting to me... though i tend to doubt there was a german translation of this book published, -does anyone know by chance!?
Thank You.

here´s a hint of info about this work:

(...) Late-nineteenth-century aesthetes found in the Church a peculiar language that gave them a means of artistic and sexual expression. The brilliant cast of characters that parades through this book includes Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, J.-K. Huysmans, Walter Pater, and Paul Verlaine. Art for these writers was a mystical and erotic experience. In decadent Catholicism we can glimpse the beginnings of a postmodern valorization of perversity and performativity. Catholicism offered both the hysterical symptom and the last hope for paganism amid the dullness of Victorian puritanism and bourgeois materialism. (...)
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