Beautiful Untrue Things

Beautiful Untrue Things


  • Release: 2019-07-11
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781487502904
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Beautiful Untrue Things explores the astonishing flurry of Oscar Wilde forgeries that circulated in the early twentieth century, offering an innovative reading that considers literary forgery a form of fan fiction.

The Decay of Lying

The Decay of Lying


  • Release: 2020-09-24
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9780141994475
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'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.

Beauty  Blissfulness   Tragedy  The Life of Oscar Wilde

Beauty Blissfulness Tragedy The Life of Oscar Wilde


  • Release: 2019-06-05
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 3019 page
  • ISBN: EAN:4057664112286
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"Beauty, Blissfulness & Tragedy: The Life of Oscar Wilde" is a biography of the famous Irish writer, poet and dramatist, written by his friend Frank Harris. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, Wilde became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays and poetry, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde is a central figure in aesthetic writing. His controversial, open lifestyle was the reason he was charged and eventually convicted for the crime of sodomy.

Everything Sad Is Untrue

Everything Sad Is Untrue


  • Release: 2020-08-25
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781646140022
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The unforgettable voice of a young refugee gives this groundbreaking autobiographical its beating heart. Capturing the essence of A Thousand and One Nights, from middle school humiliations to wondrous Persian myths, you will find one powerful narrative, united by hope for a world that ought to be. At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy...and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's. Critical acclaim for Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story): ★ "A modern epic."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "A distinctive voice. A rare treasure of a book." —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "A story that soars. Readers will be transported."—The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, starred review ★ "Poignant and powerful. A story of heartbreak and resilience."—Foreward Reviews, starred review

Beautiful and Impossible Things  Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

Beautiful and Impossible Things Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde


  • Release: 2017-10-24
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 228 page
  • ISBN: 9781910749395
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This selection of Oscar Wilde’s writings provides a fresh perspective on his character and thinking. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these pieces show that beneath the trademark wit, Wilde was a deeply humane and visionary writer, as challenging today as he was in the late 1800s. This edition includes essays on interior design, prison reform, Shakespeare, the dramatic dialogue Decay of Lying and the seminal Soul of Man.

The World in Paint

The World in Paint


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 318 page
  • ISBN: 0719069653
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In this book, David Peters Corbett proposes a new way of looking at English painting from the Pre-Raphaelites to Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticists.

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood


  • Release: 2017-11-09
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 245 page
  • ISBN: 9783319604114
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This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God. The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works—not just his fairy stories—have been adapted for young audiences.

The North American Review

The North American Review


  • Release: 1892
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UIUC:30112117744125
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Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.

Oscariana

Oscariana


  • Release: 1895
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 88 page
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924013570944
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