The Invention of Oscar Wilde

The Invention of Oscar Wilde

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Synopsis

"One should either wear a work of art, or be a work of art," Oscar Wilde once declared. In The Invention of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel explores Wilde's self-creation as a "work of art" and a carefully constructed cultural icon. Frankel takes readers on a journey through Wilde's inventive, provocative life, from his Irish origins-and their public erasure-through his challenges to traditional concepts of masculinity and male sexuality, his marriage and his affairs with young men, including his great love Lord Alfred Douglas, to his criminal conviction and final years of exile in France. Along the way, Frankel takes a deep look at Wilde's writings, paradoxical wit, and intellectual convictions.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789144147
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 220g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 32mm