fin de siecle


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fin de siècle

(fɛ̃ də sjɛklə)
n
(Historical Terms) the end of the 19th century, when traditional social, moral, and artistic values were in transition
adj
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the close of a century, esp the 19th century
2. decadent, esp in artistic tastes

fin de siècle

A French phrase meaning end of the century, used to describe anything typical, especially in being decadent, of the period around the end of a century, especially the 19th.
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Adj.1.fin de siecle - relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century); "fin de siecle art"
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
finished - ended or brought to an end; "are you finished?"; "gave me the finished manuscript"
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Among its staff members is Fidel Reyes, author of 'Aves de Rapina (Birds of Prey),' who wrote and edited under the pseudonym 'Fin de Siecle' and 'Negro.' The paper folded after one year of operations.
The Fantastic of the Fin de Siecle is a collection of fifteen essays (and thus somewhat larger than the usual Cambridge Scholars book), with an introduction by the editors.
The essays vary widely in their scope and disciplinary approach though they fall into the following broad categories: review essays that synthesize existing scholarship, essays that explore a particular genre (drama, poetry, pulp fiction, sensation fiction, and ghost stories), and essays that provide provocative new views of a particular topic, such as the fin de siecle, the Gothic and gender, science and the Gothic, medicine and the Gothic, and imperialism and the Gothic.
Focusing successively on the Bazar de la Charite fire of May 1897, the staging of Cyrano de Bergerac at the end of that year, the cult of Napoleon in theater and literature at the fin de siecle, theatrical representations of Joan of Arc, and finally the scandal of the Ullmo spy case of 1907-1908, Datta tells of the emergence of a new concept of heroism, infused with more sensitive values, a sense of intimacy and even banality, and in most cases a sense, too, of sexual ambiguity.
The latest addition to the outstanding "Eastman Studies in Music" series from the University of Rochester Press, "The French Symphony at the Fin de Siecle: Style, Culture, and the Symphonic Tradition" by Andrew Deruchie (Lecturer in Musicology, University of Otago, New Zealand) is a 310 page compendium comprising a detailed and seminal study of the symphony in the late 19th and early 20th century France.
Now the Royal Museums are hoping to build on that success with the unveiling of a second stage in the redeployment of their collections= the launch of a dedicated fin de siecle museum on the four basement floors formerly occupied by the Museum of Modern Art.
From the introduction on, Salamensky remains true to her early assertion that this "is a book not only for scholars but for students, artists, and others intrigued by the elegance and decadence of the fin de siecle, the explosive advent of the brave new world that is our own ...
In fin de siecle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up in the most exclusive courtesan house.
Here he argues that it resists the decadence and morbidity of its fin de siecle era, by drawing inspiration from beyond France: Emerson, Carlyle, Ruskin, and Leibniz.
Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America's Fin de Siecle. By Joseph Horowitz.
According to family lore (and documents deposited at the Ossolineum), Norwid's manuscripts were saved by Leopold Wellisz, a Pole studying banking and economics abroad during the fin de siecle. Wellisz was also a student of Polish poetry and art.