Joseph Bristow’s New Essay Collection, ‘Extraordinary Aesthetes’
Professor Joseph Bristow served as editor for the new essay collection Extraordinary Aesthetes: Decadents, New Women, and Fin-de-Siècle Culture, published this past week by the University of Toronto Press.
The fin de siècle not only designated the end of the Victorian epoch but also marked a significant turn towards modernism. Extraordinary Aesthetes critically examines literary and visual artists from England, Ireland, and Scotland whose careers in poetry, fiction, and illustration flourished during the concluding years of the nineteenth century.
This collection draws special attention to the exceptional contributions that artists, poets, and novelists made to the cultural world of the late 1880s and 1890s.