Decay of Lying

Decay of Lying - Penguin Great Ideas

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Synopsis

'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life'

The two works brought together here, 'The Decay of Lying' and 'The Critic as Artist', are Oscar Wilde's wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he proposes that criticism is the highest form of creation and that lying, the telling of a beautiful untruth, is the ultimate aim of art.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241472453
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 824.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2557
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 92g
Height: 111mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 12mm