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Intentions by Oscar Wilde, Literary Collections, Essays, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh - Oscar Wilde

Intentions by Oscar Wilde, Literary Collections, Essays, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Paperback Published: 1st July 2006
ISBN: 9781598188530
Number Of Pages: 132

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Intentions may be the most important of Oscar Wilde's critical works. Included in it are four essays: "The Decay of Lying," "Pen, Pencil and Poison," "The Critic as Artist," and "The Truth of Masks." "The Decay of Lying" -- from 1889 -- is an essay couched as a dialogue that Wilde once called it a "trumpet against the gate of dullness." The substance revolves around Wilde's Aestheticism, and he argues (through one character and another) that Art is superior to Nature..."Pen, Pencil and Poison" -- from 1889 -- is a biographical essay on the notorious writer, murderer, and forger Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, who used the pen name "Janus Weathercock," and here Wilde puts forward the notion that that Wainewright's criminality reveals the soul of a true artist. In "The Critic as Artist," -- 1890 -- The Wilde's contends that critics must reach beyond the creative work that he considers. "The Truth of Masks" (1885) is an argumentative response to an article of Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's which put forward the notion that Shakespeare had little interest in the costumes that his characters wore.

ISBN: 9781598188530
ISBN-10: 1598188534
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.2