Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

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Sprache - Englisch

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DigiCat Publishing's 'Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde' showcases the lyrical beauty and depth of one of the nineteenth century's most celebrated writers. Combining aestheticism with scathing social critique, Wilde's poetry traverses themes of love, loss, and the fleeting nature of beauty, encapsulated with his quintessentially ornate diction and adept command of meter. These carefully curated pieces offer readers a glimpse into Wilde's varied literary pursuits, as they stem from across his career, fitting comfortably within both the decadent movement and as precursors to modernist concerns. With careful attention to the resonant playfulness of language that Wilde so masterly employs, this selection places his poetic works in the greater constellation of his oeuvre and the evolving landscape of English literature. Oscar Wilde, a figure synonymous with wit and controversy, led a life that arguably informed much of his literature. Renowned for his playwriting and novel, Wilde's poetic contributions are often overshadowed by his dramatic and fictional success. However, his verse reveals a personal exploration of identity and aesthetics that is as crucial to understanding Wilde's artistic legacy as his more frequently cited works. His personal struggles with societal norms and the resultant adversities he faced imbue his poetry with a poignancy and authenticity that denote Wilde's tumultuous journey as both an artist and a man. This collection thus serves not only as a testament to his literary genius, but also as an intimate connection to the author himself. Scholars and aficionados of literature alike will find 'Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde' an essential addition to their libraries. Enriching for students delving into post-Victorian literature, as well as for those intrigued by the interplay of personal experience and artistic expression, these poems are a necessary compass for navigating the complexities of Wilde's literary landscape. DigiCat's dedication to preserving and sharing humanity's cultural treasures ensures that these poems surpass the realm of mere aesthetic enjoyment, inviting readers to acknowledge and explore the enduring relevance of Wilde's work.

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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) remains one of the most iconic and enigmatic figures in English literature, known for his witticisms, flamboyant style, and a literary career that was both brilliant and controversial. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Wilde excelled in classics at Trinity College and later at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he firmly established his reputation as a scholar and aesthete. His literary contributions span across various genres, including essays, plays, and fiction, with notable works such as 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Wilde's writing is marked by its biting social commentary, exploration of aestheticism, and challenge to Victorian norms. His collection, 'Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde', showcases his foray into poetry, exhibiting his varied stylistic approaches, from early influences of Romanticism to later inclinations towards Decadence and Symbolism. Despite his professional success, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall after his conviction for 'gross indecency' due to his homosexuality, which was then illegal. He spent two years in prison, an experience that profoundly impacted his later writings. After his release, he spent his remaining years in isolation and financial difficulty in France. Wilde's legacy is defined not only by his vibrant literary output but also by his advocacy for individualism and the tragedy that befell him due to the restrictive social mores of his time.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 29 Pages

Filesize: 266.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547326694