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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century$
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Matthew Ingleby and Matthew P. M. Kerr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474435734

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.001.0001

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Symons at the Seaside

Symons at the Seaside

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(p.242) Chapter 13 Symons at the Seaside
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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century
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Nick Freeman

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0014

The poet, critic and short story writer Arthur Symons (1865–1945) was an inveterate traveller who wrote frequently about the Channel and the North Cornish coasts in poetry and prose. During the 1890s and 1900s, he was at the forefront of the pre-modernist avant-garde, and was an important conduit for the dissemination of decadent and impressionist art in England. As a landscape writer, he blended the quasi-Impressionist methods of painters such as Whistler with the decadent’s concern with the privileged subjectivity of the artist. This chapter examines the implications of such practices for his treatment of Cornwall, Sussex and Dieppe – including in neglected later writings such as ‘Sea Magic’ (1920).

Keywords:   Arthur Symons, Fin-de-siècle literature, Victorian poetry, Cornwall, Sussex, Dieppe

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