Myths, Miracles and Imitations
By (author) John Stokes
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Oscar Wilde by John Stokes
Book DescriptionOscar Wilde was a major influence on the culture of his time, and remains relevant today, as a model of wit and style, a sexual icon, and a moral example. In a sequence of detailed and imaginative chapters on Wilde and his times, John Stokes shows how in the 1880s and 1890s Wilde played a vital part in the development of modern culture, inspiring others to carry his ideas on into the twentieth century. Stokes offers studies of Wilde's place in the Romantic tradition, and of his relationships with such legendary figures of the fin de siecle as Aubrey Beardsley, Alfred Jarry and Arthur Symons. And always, as part of the process of historical enquiry, Stokes considers those who came after: humanitarian disciples who kept Wilde's memory sacred, performers in his plays, actors who impersonated the man himself. Oscar Wilde: Myths, Miracles and Imitations explains why Wilde, a 'material ghost', haunts us still.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035309
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In a world where paranoia is a survival skill, the only hope for humankind is a group of unconventional occultist freedom fighters called the Invisibles. In this collection, the team launches an assault on an underground New Mexico lab to free the cure for the AIDS virus from the alleged inventors of the disease: the US government.
Importance of Being Earnest the Graphic Novel, Paperback (August 2014)
Oscar Wilde's entire three-act play, faithfully adapted into a glorious graphic novel.
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by John Stokes
Volume VI of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde establishes for the first time the extent and prowess of his early career as a journalist. This definitive collection of his reviews, features and editorials displays the unique wit and erudition for which Wilde is famous.
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