Decadence Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Decadence

  1. Buddenbrooks portrays the downfall of a materialistic society. [Ger. Lit.: Buddenbrooks]
  2. cherry orchard focal point of the declining Ranevsky estate. [Russ. Drama: Chekhov The Cherry Orchard in Magill II, 144]
  3. Diver, Dick dissatisfied psychiatrist goes downhill on alcohol. [Am. Lit.: Tender is the Night]
  4. Gray, Dorian beautiful youth whose hedonism leads to vice and depravity. [Br. Lit.: Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray]
  5. Great Gatsby, The 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald symbolizes corruption and decadence. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
  6. House of Usher eerie, decayed mansion collapses as master dies. [Am. Lit.: “Fall of the House of Usher” in Tales of Terror]
  7. Lonigan, Studs Chicago Irishman whose life is one of physical and moral deterioration (1935). [Am. Lit.: Studs Lonigan: A Trilogy, Magill III, 1028–1030]
  8. Manhattan Transfer novel portraying the teeming greed of the city’s inhabitants. [Am. Lit.: Manhattan Transfer]
  9. Nana indictment of social decay during Napoleon III’s reign (1860s). [Fr. Lit.: Nana, Magill I, 638–640]
  10. Remembrance of Things Past records the decay of a society. [Fr. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 630]
  11. Satyricon novel by Petronius depicting social excesses in imperial Rome. [Rom. Lit.: Magill II, 938]
  12. Sun Also Rises, The moral collapse of expatriots. [Am. Lit.: The Sun Also Rises]
  13. Sound and the Fury, The Faulkner novel about an old Southern family gone to seed: victims of lust, incest, suicide, and idiocy. [Am. Lit.: Magill I, 917]
  14. Warren, The Haredale’s house, “mouldering to ruin.” [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
  15. Yoknapatawpha County northern Mississippi; decadent setting for Faulkner’s novels. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 955]