Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde

1st Edition

Neil Sammells

Routledge
Published June 28, 2000
Textbook - 152 Pages
ISBN 9780582357594 - CAT# Y159606
Series: Studies In Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature Series

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Summary

This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book demonstrates the way his own critical essays anticipate much contemporary cultural theory and inform his own practice as a writer.

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