The Invention of Oscar Wilde


SKU: 9781789144147 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Product ID: 467650


“One should either wear a work of art, or be a work of art,” Oscar Wilde once declared. In The Invention of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel explores Wilde’s self-creation as a “work of art” and a carefully constructed cultural icon. Frankel takes readers on a journey through Wilde’s inventive, provocative life, from his Irish origins–and their public erasure–through his challenges to traditional concepts of masculinity and male sexuality, his marriage and his affairs with young men, including his great love Lord Alfred Douglas, to his criminal conviction and final years of exile in France. Along the way, Frankel takes a deep look at Wilde’s writings, paradoxical wit, and intellectual convictions.

ISBN: 9781789144147
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Pub Date: 07/2021
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.66h x 5.75w x 1.18d

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Weight 1.10 lbs
Dimensions 8.66 × 5.75 × 1.18 in