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Oscar Wilde, the man, the artist

Boris Brasol

Oscar Wilde, the man, the artist

by Boris Brasol

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Published by Williams and Norgate Ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900

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    Statement[by] Boris Brasol.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination425 p.
    Number of Pages425
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16454152M

    8 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Plain Label Books): 9 Pers. comm., Christopher Ricks, March Possibly Beckett knew this line of Wilde’s: “Truth in art is that whose contradictory is also true.” 10 Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (New York: Avon Books, ): Hereafter cited as Earnest, with page number.   “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person,” wrote Oscar Wilde in “The Critic as Artist.” “Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Wilde wore many masks during his.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde’s only novel, was first published in an American magazine in and then appeared in book form in It sold well, but was immediately attacked by the press for its immorality, although Wilde had predicted that it would be recognised as “a real work of art with a strong ethical message in it”. Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Joseph Bristow, Ian Small (). “The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray: the and texts”, p.7, Oxford University Press on Demand.

      In , Oscar Wilde won the Newdigate Prize for best English verse composition by an Oxford undergraduate for his poem “Ravenna.” Following the publication of his book Poems in , Oscar Wilde went on an American lecture tour where he gave lectures in only nine months. Painters, sculptors, writers, and artists gave a whole new definition to art. Literature too took a front seat as there were novelists, poets, essayist, critic and playwrights who made Victorian era the period of thriving literature. And while talking about playwrights, the name of Oscar Wilde comes to the forefront.


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“The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray: the and texts”, p.7, Oxford University Press on Demand What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.

Oscar Wilde Quotes On being an artist “ An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” —quoted by Alvin Redman in The Epigrams of Oscar Wilde () “ No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” —from “The Decay of Lying” () “ Anybody can make.

The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde once said, ""Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it."" From his outsize celebrity in Victorian London to his authorship of fiction, drama, and poetry that uniquely captured his era, it's fair to say that Wilde succeeded on both counts.

Oscar Wilde, in full Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, (born OctoDublin, Ireland—died NovemParis, France), Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (), and on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan () and The Importance of Being Earnest ().

Included in Richard Ellmann's impressive collection of Wilde's criticism, The Artist as Critic, is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well the man such famous longer works as "The Portrait of Mr.

W.H.,"Cited by: Wilde at his wildest and mildest After reading this book, I cannot help but review Oscar Wilde, the man and his life, as if it were a work of art in itself, as the artist book as I /5().

“The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: De profundis, "Epistola: in carcere et vinculis"”, p, Oxford University Press on Demand A man whose desire is to be something separate from himself, to be a member of Parliament, or a successful grocer, or a prominent solicitor, or a judge, or something equally tedious, invariably succeeds in being.

Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous Born: Buy a cheap copy of Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations by Oscar Wilde.

Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both Free shipping over $   In The Critic as Artist, arguably the most complete exploration of his aesthetic thinking, and certainly the most entertaining, Oscar Wilde harnesses his famous wit to demolish the supposed boundary between art and criticism.

Subtitled Upon the Importance of Doing Nothing and Discussing Everything, the essay takes the form of a leisurely dialogue between two characters: Ernest, who Pages: Oscar Wilde (), Irish dramatist, poet, and author wrote the darkly sardonic Faustian themed The Picture of Dorian Gray (); In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist.

Published inthis novel by Oscar Wilde is a startling, fantastic portrayal of fin de siecle indulgence and hedonism.

The novel is dark in its tone as it describes Dorian's fall from purity, and it involves itself heavily with suicide, death and supernatural occurences.

I found Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations to be entertaining. I was so impressed by the quotes from Wilde's The Soul Of Man Under Socialism & Selected Critical Prose that I ordered the book. I found it intriguing that someone who died in could so well describe the ills of society today/5(61).

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That Wilde became a literary artist in the first place is not so surprising since, as H. Montgomery Hyde reported in Oscar Wilde: A Biography, his mother was a poet and Irish revolutionary who published under the name “Speranza,” and his father a successful eye and ear surgeon in Dublin and “author of a work which remained the standard.

Oscar Wilde has books on Goodreads with ratings. Oscar Wilde’s most popular book is The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Critic As Artist. by Oscar Wilde. THE CRITIC AS ARTIST: WITH SOME REMARKS UPON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING NOTHING. A DIALOGUE. Part I. Persons: Gilbert and Ernest.

The opinions, the character, the achievements of the man, matter very little. He may be a sceptic like the gentle Sieur de Montaigne, or a saint like the bitter son of Monica.

Oscar Wilde was born in October in Dublin. His father was a doctor, his mother a poet. After attending Trinity College in Dublin and Magdalen College in Oxford, Wilde embarked on a career as a poet, quickly establishing himself as a leading figure in what became known as the aesthetic movement, a theory of art and literature advocating the pursuit of beauty for its own sake.

The Critic As Artist is one of Oscar Wilde's most well-known dialogues and, along with "The Decay of Lying," his best expression of his major work is particularly interesting in the context of late 20th century poetics.

Like several of the younger American and British innovative poets and theorists, Wilde argues, through his character Gilbert, for the equal importance of the /5(3). A popular perception persists of Oscar Wilde as an idle aesthete.

Is this a fair portrayal. It is a carefully cultivated image that Wilde developed. For example, when he was told to take a scene out of The Importance of Being Earnest by the actor-manager George Alexander, he replied: ‘This scene you feel is superfluous cost me terrible exhausting labour and heartrending nerve-wracking strain.

The Critic as Artist is an essay written in the form of a dialogue between Ernest, who believes that criticism is easy, worthless and art-killing, and Gilbert, who is certain that criticism is a separate form of art.

Gilbert states that being a critic can be (and normally is) more challenging than creating a /5(50).Oscar Wilde Theatre / Poetry / Fiction. In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in lateth-century England.

Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into.Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brasol, Boris, Oscar Wilde, the man, the artist, the martyr.

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