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A Preface to Oscar Wilde

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Texte du rabat This work seeks to introduce the reader to the life and works of Oscar Wilde, focusing in particular on the period ... Lire la suite
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This work seeks to introduce the reader to the life and works of Oscar Wilde, focusing in particular on the period 1890 to 1895. Earlier works from the 1880s are represented to give a balanced view of the motivating forces in his work as a poet, lecturer, journalist, and a short story writer.



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List of illustrations.  List of abbreviations.  Introduction.  PART ONE: BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT.  Chronological tables.  Family life: Lady Wilde and Mrs Oscar Wilde.  Ireland.  Homosexuality.  The myth of Wilde.  PART TWO: AESTHETIC AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.  Lectures.  Journalism.  'The Woman's World'.  'The Soul of Man Under Socialism'.  Critical dialogues.  Theatre practice and innovation. 
PART THREE:  CRITICAL SURVEY.  Poetry: 'Poems' (1881); 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'.  Short fiction: 'The Happy Prince'; 'The House of Pomegranates'.  Aesthetic criticism.  Aesthetic prose: 'The Fisherman and his Soul'
Newspaper fiction: 'Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories'.  'The Picture of Dorian Gray'.  Salome, 'Salome', and symbolist theatre.  The social comedies: 'Lady Windermeres's Fan'; 'A Woman of no Importance'; 'An Ideal Husband'; 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.  Letters: 'De Profundis'; On prison reform.  PART FOUR: REFERENCE SECTION.  Wilde and his circle.  A Wilde gazetteer.  Short glossary of critical terms.  Further reading
Index.  List of Abbreviations

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Titre: A Preface to Oscar Wilde
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780582234826
ISBN: 978-0-582-23482-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 260
Poids: g
Taille: H216mm x B138mm
Année: 1998

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