Oscar Wilde in America
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Oscar Wilde in America : The Interviews

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Better known in 1882 as a cultural icon than a serious writer, Oscar Wilde was brought to North America for a major lecture tour on Aestheticism and the decorative arts. With characteristic aplomb, he adopted the role as the ambassador of Aestheticism, and he tried out a number of phrases, ideas, and strategies that ultimately made him famous as a novelist and playwright. This exceptional volume cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and contains transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it also includes his lecture on his travels in America.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252034724
  • 9780252034725
  • 1,087,388

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"[A] rewarding, absorbing, and necessary book."--The Gay and Lesbian Review "Highly recommended."--Choice "A generous and welcome sampling."--New York Review of Booksshow more

About Oscar Wilde

Matthew Hofer is an associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico. Gary Scharnhorst is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of New Mexico.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Interviews; 1 "Oscar Wilde's Arrival," New York World, 3 January 1882; 2 "Oscar Wilde," New York Evening Post, 4 January 1882; 3 "Our New York Letter," Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 January 1882; 4 "The Theories of a Poet," New York Tribune, 8 January 1882; 5 "The Science of the Beautiful," New York World, 8 January 1882; 6 "A Talk with Wilde," Philadelphia Press, 17 January 1882; 7 "The Aesthetic Bard," Philadelphia Inquirer, 17 January 1882; 8 "What Oscar Has to Say," Baltimore American, 20 January 1882, 4; 9 "Wilde and Forbes," New York Herald, 21 January 1882, 3; 10 "An Interview with the Poet," Albany Argus, 28 January 1882; 11 "Oscar Wilde," Boston Herald, 29 January 1882; 12 "The Aesthetic Apostle," Boston Globe, 29 January 1882; 13 Lilian Whiting, "They Will Show Him," Chicago Inter-Ocean, 10 February 1882; 14 "A Man of Culture Rare," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 8 February 1882; 15 "Wilde Sees the Falls," Buffalo Express, ca 9 February 1882; rpt Wheeling Register, 27 Feb 1882; 16 "The Apostle of Art," Chicago Inter-Ocean, 11 February 1882; 17 "Truly Aesthetic," Chicago Inter-Ocean, 13 February 1882; 18 "Wilde," Cleveland Leader, 20 February 1882; 19 "With Mr Oscar Wilde," Cincinnati Gazette, 21 February 1882; 20 "Oscar Wilde," Cincinnati Enquirer, 21 February 1882; 21 "Utterly Utter," St Louis Post-Dispatch, 25 February 1882; 22 "Speranza's Gifted Son," St Louis Globe-Democrat, 26 February 1882; 23 "Oscar As He Is," St Louis Republican, 26 February 1882; 24 "Oscar Wilde," Chicago Tribune, 1 March 1882; 25 "Philosophical Oscar," Chicago Times, 1 March 1882; 26 "David and Oscar," Chicago Tribune, 5 March 1882; 27 "Oscar Wilde in Omaha," Omaha Weekly Herald, 24 March 1882; 28 "Oscar Wilde: An Interview with the Apostle of Aestheticism," San Francisco Examiner, 27 Mar 1882; 29 "Oscar Wilde's Views," San Francisco Morning Call, 27 March 1882; 30 "Lo! The Aesthete," San Francisco Chronicle, 27 March 1882; 31 "Oscar Arrives," Sacramento Record-Union, 27 March 1882; 32 Mary Watson, "Oscar Wilde at Home," San Francisco Examiner, 9 April 1882; 33 "Oscar Wilde," Salt Lake Herald, 12 April 1882; 34 "Oscar Wilde," Denver Rocky Mountain News, 13 April 1882; 35 "Art and Aesthetics," Denver Tribune, 13 April 1882; 36 "What Mr Wilde Says about Himself," Manchester Examiner and Times; rpt New York Tribune, 11 June 1882; Chicago Tribune, 17 June 1882, 3; 37 "Aesthetic / An Interesting Interview with Oscar Wilde," Dayton Daily Democrat, 3 May 1882; 38 "Oscar Wilde's Return," New York World, 6 May 1882; 39 "Oscar Wilde in Montreal," Montreal Witness, 15 May 1882; 40 "Oscar Wilde: The Arch-Aesthete on Aestheticism," Montreal Star, 15 May 1882; 41 "Oscar Wilde," Toronto Globe, 25 May 1882; 42 "The Aesthete at the Art Exhibition," Toronto Globe, 26 May 1882; 43 "Oscar Wilde / Talks of Texas," New Orleans Picayune, 25 June 1882; 44 "Oscar Wilde: Arrival of the Great Aesthete," Atlanta Constitution, 5 July 1882; 45 "Oscar Dear, Oscar Dear!" Charleston News and Courier, 8 July 1882; 46 "Loveliness and Politeness," New York Sun, 20 August 1882; 47 "The Apostle of Beauty in Nova Scotia," Halifax Herald, 10 October 1882; 48 "Oscar Wilde Thoroughly Exhausted," New York Tribune, 27 November 1882; Appendix Wilde's lecture "Impressions of America"; Bibliography of Wilde interviews; Works Citedshow more

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