Oscar Wilde The Major Works

Oscar Wilde   The Major Works Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780191606304
Release 2000-07-06
Pages 672
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



Oscar Wilde The Major Works

Oscar Wilde   The Major Works Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780199540761
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 638
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Overview: The classic by Latin America's finest writer of the twentieth century-a true literary sensation-with an introduction by cyber-author William Gibson. The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges' fiction "The Library," which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths. This new edition of Labyrinths, the classic representative selection of Borges' writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby's biographical and critical essay, a poignant tribute by Andre Maurois, and a chronology of the author's life. Borges enthusiast William Gibson has contributed a new introduction bringing Borges' influence and importance into the twenty-first century.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 OCLC:732956130
Release 1989
Pages 638
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Oscar Wilde has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oscar Wilde also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oscar Wilde book for free.



Mutlu Prens

Mutlu Prens Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9789753311304
Release 1998-02-02
Pages 120
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Kentin yükseklerinde uzun bir sütunun üzerinde Mutlu Prens'in heykeli yükselmekteydi. Prens'in tüm gövdesi küçük saf altın yapraklarla kaplanmıştı. Gözlerinin yerinde iki parlak safir sönüyor, kılıcının kabzasında kırmızı bir yakut parlıyordu. Gerçekten çok beğeniliyordu Prens. Şehir meclisi üyelerinden biri ince bir sanat anlayışı olduğunu kanıtlamak istercesine, heykel hakkında ''Bir rüzgargülü kadar güzel,'' yorumunu yapmış, sonra da insanların onun pratik düşünen biri olmadığı düşüncesine kapılacağı kaygısıyla ''Ama onun kadar işe yaramıyor!'' diye eklemişti.



Oscar Wilde and Ancient Greece

Oscar Wilde and Ancient Greece Author Iain Ross
ISBN-10 9781107020320
Release 2012-10-18
Pages 274
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Oscar Wilde's imagination was haunted by ancient Greece; this book traces its presence in his life and works.



Authors in Context Oscar Wilde

Authors in Context  Oscar Wilde Author John Sloan
ISBN-10 0191587591
Release 2003-04-10
Pages 240
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Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work in film, stage, and the media in the century following his death. - ;Authors in Context examines the work of major writers in relation to their own time and to the present day. Combining history with lively literary discussion, each volume provides comprehensive insight into texts in their context. Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life - 'New Women', 'New Hedonism', 'New Journalism', 'New Imperialism'. His plays, tales, and critical writings questioned traditional attitudes to religion, sexuality, women and the home, crime and punishment, and the freedom of the individual. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work on stage, in film and the media in the century that has followed his death. -



Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity Author Alastair J. L. Blanshard
ISBN-10 9780198789260
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 384
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Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classical scholar whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. Covering all the major genres of his literary output, from philosophical and critical writings to society plays, this volume explores the profound impact that ancient literature and thought had on his life and work and offers new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonicaltexts as well as close analyses of unpublished material.



The Duchess of Padua

The Duchess of Padua Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781427054111
Release 2008-08-15
Pages 148
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Written in 1883, set in Sixteenth century Italy The Duchess of Padua is a play written by Oscar Wilde. Featuring a self-denying duchess, the play presents deep emotions such as love, revenge, and hatred. It is a melodramatic play that was written in five acts. It is one of Wildes first major works and hints at the genius of the author through its remarkable and profound characters.



Wilde Style

Wilde Style Author Neil Sammells
ISBN-10 0582357594
Release 2000
Pages 143
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This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book demonstrates the way his own critical essays anticipate much contemporary cultural theory and inform his own practice as a writer.



Nar Evi

Nar Evi Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9750711696
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 140
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Nar Evi has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Nar Evi also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Nar Evi book for free.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Donald H. Ericksen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015000677107
Release 1977
Pages 175
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Briefly outlines the life of the controversial British writer, examines his poetry, stories, criticism, and dramas, and assesses his place in modern literature



The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0192834444
Release 1998
Pages 368
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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. His final dramatic triumph was his `trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest' arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English. Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.



The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde Author Philosophical Library
ISBN-10 9781453201961
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 179
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A comprehensive selection of his quips, aphorisms, and wit One of the most well known personalities of his day, Oscar Wilde charmed and beguiled readers and audiences with his eloquent and biting observations, his smart quips, and the witticisms peppering his own speech and the speech of his characters. The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde collects both his best-loved quotes and longer excerpts, revealing a man wise to human nature and his times, and never shy with his searing comments on men, women, art, behavior, children, politics, youth, and a range of other topics. Drawing from his plays, articles, reviews, speeches, letters, and other works, this definitive volume is an entertaining immersion into the world of this charming genius.



The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe

The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe Author Stefano Evangelista
ISBN-10 9781847060051
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 381
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Comprehensive volume of international research on the European reception of Oscar Wilde.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Karl Beckson
ISBN-10 9781134722853
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 448
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This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.



Approaches to teaching the works of Oscar Wilde

Approaches to teaching the works of Oscar Wilde Author Philip E. Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079206853
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 278
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It is both a challenge and a pleasure to teach the works of Oscar Wilde, "the master of paradox," in the words of this volume's editor. Wilde wrote at a pivotal moment between the Victorian period and modernism, and his work is sometimes considered prescient of the postmodern age. He is now taught in a variety of university courses: in literature, theater, criticism, Irish studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and gay studies.This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Litereature, is divided into two parts. The first, "Materials," suggests editions, resources, and criticism, both in print and online, that may be useful for the teacher. The second part, "Approaches," contains twenty-five essays that discuss Wilde's stories, fairy tales, poetry, plays, essays, letters, and life--from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines.



Art and Christhood

Art and Christhood Author Guy Willoughby
ISBN-10 083863477X
Release 1993
Pages 170
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In this stimulating new study, Guy Willoughby suggests that Oscar Wilde's imaginative engagement with the figure of Jesus Christ, shorn of His attachment to ecclesiastical dogma, is a key to the coherence and import of the fin de siecle writer's aesthetics. Through a rigorous but elegant discourse on each of Wilde's major (and minor) works, Willoughby argues that the author's abiding ethical and aesthetic themes coalesce around the figure referred to in De Profundis as "the precursor of the Romantic movement in life." The works discussed in detail include the fairy tales, the Poems in Prose, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the poetic dramas, essays, and Wilde's juvenile and mature verse. In contrast to those critics who have dismissed Oscar Wilde's thematic confusion or contrivance, and his "aesthetic" disdain for "the world of actual existence" (as he called it), Guy Willoughby asserts that Wilde's most urgent, overriding interest was in the relationship of art to life - and that, ultimately, his concern was to merge the two constructs, to fuse the aesthetic impulse into a radical new mode of experience. In developing this radical impulse, which must strike a sympathetic chord in our contemporary, "postmodern" reevaluation of traditional boundaries, Willoughby finds that Wilde concretized his mature, reformulated aestheticism by rereading the mission and career of Christ. In one sense, Wilde's treatment of the numinous founder of Christianity recapitulates the search of nineteenth-century scholarship for the "historical Jesus," and Willoughby traces affinities in Wilde's work with the secular Christologies of Ernest Renan and Matthew Arnold. But in a strikingly contemporary sense Wilde looks forward to Paul Tillich or Dietrich Bonhoeffer, for his Christ is an insistent iconoclast and systembreaker, his vision an impetus for a perpetual recasting of ethical or ideological distinctions. It is thus that the artist is Christ's most notable imitator, for in the Wildean schema art is a necessarily dangerous and disruptive force. Willoughby gives a full account of the extraordinary range of Wilde's generic and stylistic departures, and demonstrates that the complexity and surprise of these structural choices accords with the author's aesthetic project. In particular, Willoughby details Wilde's shrewd mining of strains in Western myth and symbolism, and the rich tension between Hellenic and Hebraic postures that is a vital dialogic force in his essays, plays and tales. Drawing on elements from myth and genre criticism, as well as literary theory, Guy Willoughby establishes Oscar Wilde as a seminal writer standing Janus-like between the Victorian and Modernist sensibilities, and a writer whose essays into aesthetic theory and practice are perhaps best appreciated today. This book marks an important juncture in our understanding of both Oscar Wilde and the radical aestheticism he initiated in British cultural debates.