The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting Oscar
The Stranger Wilde sidesteps standard chronological biography to provide a brilliant portait drawn from Wilde's own writings and the observations of his contemporaries and later critics, set against the backdrop of Victorian convention, which was to undo him in the end. Here is Wilde in all his many guises: as flamboyant Oxford undergraduate, as aesthete in America, as son and brother, as husband and father, as lover and seducer of young men. Here is the celebrated author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray and the outrageous figure who went deliberately, defiantly to ruin and imprisonment. Even confirmed Wilde connoisseurs will find this book full of surprises. And for those who know him only as a writer of scathing wit and scandalous appeal, this dazzling biography will introduce a complex, paradoxical artist of genius, whose legend pales beside the provocative and fascinating truth.
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Review: The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting OscarUser Review - Goodreads
Good, had some nice tidbits here and there, but rather disorganized. Not the best biography out there.
Review: The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting OscarUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
As the title would suggest, this is more an interpretation of all things Wilde than a straightforward biography. It assumes the reader has some general knowledge of Wilde's life and career. This is ... Read full review
Chapter One Seeing Oscar
Chapter Two Trespasser
Chapter Four Arbiter Elegantiarum
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