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The Late-Victorian Little Magazine$
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Koenraad Claes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474426213

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Late-Victorian Little Magazine
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Koenraad Claes

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0001

In the late Victorian era, as in every period, the realm of the aesthetic was affirmed and kept within bounds by bordering non-artistic phenomena (moral, political, commercial) considered as setting off its limits, and on which it must not encroach. What unites the diverse artists and authors currently grouped under the heading of ‘Aestheticism’ is that they sought to integrate these surroundings into their aesthetic project as well. This led to the development of expansive art projects that are commonly known as ‘Total Works of Art’, influencing even seemingly ephemeral print media such as little magazines. Late-Victorian little magazines in different ways strove towards an integration of form and content and thereby to become periodical Total Works of Art that would not be contaminated by the worldly interests that they purported to defy. However, the dichotomy between art and commerce on which it relies is ultimately untenable.

Keywords:   Victorian, Aestheticism, Total Work of Art, commercialism

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