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Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum: The Truth of Masks (Studies in Comparative …



Oscar Wilde is more than a name, more than an author. From precocious Oxford undergraduate to cause celebre of the West End of the 1890s, to infamous criminal, the proper name Wilde has become an event in the history of literature and culture. Taking Wilde seriously as a philosopher in his own right, Whiteley’s groundbreaking book places his texts into their philosophical context in order to show how Wilde broke from his peers, and in particular from idealism, and challenges recent…

Oscar Wilde And The Simulacrum

ISBN 10 : 9781351555463
ISBN 13 : 1351555464

Oscar Wilde is more than a name, more than an author. From precocious Oxford undergraduate to cause celebre of the West End of the 1890s, to infamous criminal, the proper name Wild..


Leopardi And Shelley

ISBN 10 : 9781351560320
ISBN 13 : 1351560328

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) crossed paths during their lifetimes, and though they never met, the legacy of their work betrays a shared destiny..


Byron Shelley And Goethe S Faust

ISBN 10 : 9781351572835
ISBN 13 : 1351572830

The first part of Goethe's dramatic poem Faust (1808), one of the great works of German literature, grabbed the attention of Byron and Percy Shelley in the 1810s, engaging them in ..


Samuel Butler Against The Professionals

ISBN 10 : 9781351550185
ISBN 13 : 1351550187

In the wake of the 2009 Darwin bicentenary, Samuel Butler (1835-1902) is becoming as well known for his public attack on Darwin's character and the basis of his scientific authorit..


The Truth Of Masks

ISBN 10 : 1523225386
ISBN 13 : 9781523225385

"The Truth of Masks" from Oscar Wilde. Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories (1854-1900)...


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