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Oscar Wilde

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Zusatztext "Ostensibly intended as a primer on Wilde's life and works, the present beautifully written book will be invaluable to all Wilde scholars because Robbins presents Wilde as a human being with a soul and not as a cartoon character...The author is insightful in identifying exactly where, how, and why Wilde scholars have gone wrong in the depictions of the man and his writings..." —Awarded an Essential rating from Choice magaine Informationen zum Autor Ruth Robbins is Associate Dean and Head of the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She has published widely on the late nineteenth century in general and on Oscar Wilde in particular. Klappentext A short, readable introduction to Oscar Wilde's life, work and afterlife. Vorwort A short, readable introduction to Oscar Wilde's life, work and afterlife. Zusammenfassung Oscar Wilde's reputation has shifted dramatically during the twentieth century from outcast in the wake of his trials for homosexual offences, to martyr to the gay cause in the 1980s and 90s, to important figure in the history of writing in English. This title offers readers a short, readable introduction to Oscar Wilde's life, work and afterlife. Inhaltsverzeichnis Note on Texts and Abbreviations \ Introduction \ 1. Poems \ 2. Prose - Critical \ 3. Prose - Short Fictional \ 4. Prose - Long Fictional \ 5. Plays \ 6. Prison Writings \ Bibliography \ Index

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Authors Dr Ruth Robbins, Dr Ruth (Leeds Beckett University Robbins, Ruth Robbins
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 16.06.2011
EAN 9780826498526
ISBN 978-0-8264-9852-6
No. of pages 208
Series Writers Lives
Writers Lives
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Biographies, autobiographies

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