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Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Irish
A biography that looks at how Wilde's formative years in Ireland had a significant impact on his life and writings.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 15th 1996 by Roberts Rinehart Publishers
(first published April 1st 1996)
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In the few years of studying Oscar Wilde I have come to think of him as a kaleidoscope the canon of literature. It has been over a hundred years since his death, and he is as sought after as he was in the prime of his life. It is ironic considering the dire circumstances in which he was left at the time of his death. Today however his legacy lives on in literature, movies, plays, and even the courtroom. With so many different ways of looking at Wilde, Coakley has picked the one few remember, and ...more