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DECADENT ART AND FREEDOM: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RESPONSE TOWARDS BOURGEOIS SOCIETY'S INSISTENCE ON DIDACTIC ART AND A PRODUCTIVE LIFE




By
KASSIM QURESHI


© by the author 2009





TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction: Society, Art's Utility and the Productive Life

2 The Decadent Response I: Uselessness and Withdrawal

3 The Decadent Response II: Idleness, Dandyism and Modernity

4 Oscar Wilde: Dorian Gray, Trial and Imprisonment

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