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Oscar Wilde: A Study
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Nabu Press
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Even André Gide got weak in the knees for Oscar Wilde. This "study," originally composed in French by Gide and translated to include a series of illuminating footnotes by Stuart Mason, is not really a study at all, but a eulogy, an effigy, a sentimental reflection on three contrasting phases and faces of Wilde: flamboyant celebrity and charismatic conversationalist Oscar Wilde, near-catatonic yet prolific and almost zen prison inmate C33, and impoverished, embittered societal castaway Sebastian ...more