The Artist in His Criticism New edition
By (author) Lawrence Danson
Wilde's Intentions by Lawrence Danson
Book DescriptionWhat were Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on which his claim as a theoretical critic chiefly lies, and in two related essays, 'The Portrait of Mr W. H.' and 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism', Wilde's epigrammatic dazzle and paradoxical subversions both reveal and mask his designs upon fin-de-siecle society. In the first extended study of Wilde's criticism, Lawrence Danson examines these essays/dialogues/fictions (unsettling the categories was one of their intentions) and assesses their achievement. Danson sets Wilde's criticism in context. He shows how the son of an Irish patriot sought to create a new ideal of English culture by elevating 'lies' above history, levelling the distinction between artist and critic, and ending the sway of 'nature' over liberated human desire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198186281
(216mm x 132mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Wilde's Intentions is the first extended study of Oscar Wilde in his role of 'the critic as artist'. Lawrence Danson shows how Wilde's essays and dialogues sought to create a new ideal of English culture, elevating what he called 'lies' above history and ending the sway of 'nature' over liberated human desire.
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