fin de siecle


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relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century)

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But the fin de siecle tag has also enabled the new museum to capitalise on Brussels' reputation as the capital of art nouveau by incorporating the Gillion Crowet Collection, donated to the Brussels Capital Region in 2006, into its display.
After a quick gloss of Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, in which the Wilde-inspired "parodic double" Bunthorne is presented as a "going thing," an aspect of fin de siecle (i.
They were all fulcrum figures living in "a moment in flux," the American fin de siecle (p.
Developing Australian modernity was complicated by the tensions of the fin de siecle in the period 1890-1914, reflecting a questioning of traditional belief systems in religion, science, social values and politics.
We are only too familiar with many modernists' rejection of fin de siecle literature (or was it of the writers and the lifestyle they were deemed to embody?
Unsurprisingly, the first song to really get the audience excited was Generation Sex from Fin de Siecle, the album which brought us National Express, and later Something for the Weekend.
In fin de siecle France, young Florian Rochefort's noble family has fallen on hard times.
HOBERMAN IS SENIOR FILM CRITIC AT THE VILLAGE VOICE AND THE AUTHOR, MOST RECENTLY, OF THE MAGIC HOUR: FILM AT FIN DE SIECLE (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2003).
No upstanding member of fin de siecle aristocracy was seen without a footstool at his feet in clubs off Shaftsbury Avenue.
What is most interesting about Billy and Stagolee is that their lives serve to illuminate the subculture, institutions, and values of struggling fin de siecle African American communities in cities like St.
It is important to point out that the expression fin de siecle represents far more than a simple temporal designation.
Female Criminality in Fin de Siecle Paris (Stanford, 1996).
The book becomes a piece of the fin de siecle decadence it depicts, down to the tropes: tuberculosis, red lips and rogue, the judgmental psychoanalyst and the suffering artist's obsession with sex, alcohol, and the night, obsessions that fuel the artist even as they threaten to destroy him.
Zionism and the Fin de Siecle represents a further contribution to this revisionist literature, in the biographical direction, influenced by what its author calls "our post-ideological age.
Why It's Here A little accent and a little love--Texan Renee Zellweger got a Best Actress nod for convincing the English-speaking world that she could step into the alcohol-stained shoes of the fin de siecle heroine beloved of single women and gay men the world over.