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"Narrative dandyism": the theology of creation in the French decadent-dandyist novel 1845-1907

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This thesis explores how selected "decadent-dandyist" writers of late 19th century France at once exemplify and subvert the self's act of shaping and imprinting its own selfhood upon the world: a model in which an autonomous, discrete artist-self freely creates, and in which both reader/audience and artistic "subjects" are treated as raw canvas and denied agency of their own. Storytellers like Barbey D'Aurevilly, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, J. K. Huysmans, and Remy de Gourmont cre...

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Theology Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2017-09-21

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