Oscar Wilde in America

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

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 20mm | 359.99g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 black and white photograph
  • 0252079728
  • 9780252079726
  • 2,019,322

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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

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