Political Writings

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252036948
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Political Writings offers an abundance of newly translated essays by Simone de Beauvoir that demonstrate a heretofore unknown side of her political philosophy. The volume traces nearly three decades of Beauvoir's leftist political engagement, from exposés of conditions in fascist Spain and Portugal in 1945 and hard-hitting attacks on right-wing French intellectuals in the 1950s, to the 1962 defense of an Algerian freedom fighter Djamila Boupacha and a 1975 article arguing for what is now called the "two-state solution" in Israel. In addition, this collection includes provocative essays in which Beauvoir analyzes American politics in ways of particular interest to scholars today.

The Cambridge Companion To Oscar Wilde

Author: Stephen Raby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521479875
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The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theater's most important and enigmatic writers. Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century. Part One places Wilde's work within the cultural and historical context of his time and includes an opening essay by Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland. Part Two looks at Wilde's essential work as playwright and general writer. The third group of essays examines the themes and factors that shaped Wilde's work and includes Wilde and his view of the Victorian woman, Wilde's sexual identities, and interpreting Wilde on stage. The volume provides a detailed chronology of Wilde's work, a bibliography for further reading, and illustrations from important productions.

The Reception Of Oscar Wilde In Europe

Author: Stefano Evangelista
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441173684
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is now widely recognised not only as one of the most representative figures of the British fin de siècle, but as one of the most influential Anglophone authors of the nineteenth century. In Britain Wilde suffered a long period of comparative neglect following the scandal of his conviction for 'gross indecency' in 1895; and it is only recently that his works have been reassessed. But while Wilde was subjected to silence in Britain, he became a European phenomenon. His famous dandyism, his witticisms, paradoxes and provocations became the object of imitation and parody; his controversial aesthetic doctrines were a strong influence not only on decadent writers, but also on the development of symbolist and modernist cultures. This collection of essays by leading international scholars and translators traces the cultural impact of Oscar Wilde's work across Europe, from the earliest translations and performances of his works in the 1890s to the present day.

Le Fantme De Canterville The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547273324
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UNE EDITION INTEGRALE D'EXCEPTION / EXCEPTIONAL UNABRIDGED EDITION Le Fantôme de Canterville et autres nouvelles / The Canterville Ghost and other stories Bilingue français/anglais / Bilingual French/English Une famille américaine achète à Lord Canterville, un château hanté en Angleterre, où des grincements de chaînes et des taches de sang terrorisent les lieux depuis des siècles... Mais comment un pauvre fantôme peut effrayer des gens pragmatiques? Ce livre est un recueil de quatre nouvelles. Après Le fantôme de Canterville, retrouvez trois autres histoires tout autant extraordinaires: Le crime de Lord Arthur Savile, Le sphinx qui n'a pas de secret et Le modèle millionnaire - qui mèlent mystère et humour. Cette édition intégrale est bilingue: les textes français et anglais sont en parallèle à chaque page, pour vous permettre de savourer pleinement le chef-d'oeuvre d'Oscar Wilde. An American family buys a haunted castle in England from Lord Canterville, where creaking chains and blood stains have been terrorizing the area for centuries... But how can a poor ghost frighten pragmatic people? This book is a collection of four short stories. After the Canterville ghost, find three other extraordinary stories: Lord Arthur Savile's crime, The sphinx without a secret, The model millionaire - which mix mystery and humor. Enjoy Oscar Wilde's masterpiece in two languages thanks to this bilingual unabridged edition, where french and english texts are in parallel all along the book. Retrouvez d'autres chefs-d'oeuvre en édition bilingue chez Atlantic Editions / Find other masterpieces in bilingual edition by Atlantic Editions: Alice au Pays des Merveilles / Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Fully illustrated edition, ISBN 978-1534683914 Le portrait de Dorian Gray / The picture of Dorian Gray ISBN 978-1548213138 L'île au trésor / Treasure island ISBN 978-1548701987 Roméo et Juliette / Romeo and Juliet ISBN 978-1977766243 Hamlet ISBN 978-1981446803 Macbeth ISBN 978-1984218247 Les aventures de Tom Sawyer / Adventures of Tom Sawyer ISBN 978-1548501105 Le Chien des Baskerville / The Hound of the Baskervilles ISBN 978-1986213615 (c) Atlantic Editions

Franco British Cultural Exchanges 1880 1940

Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703078X
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This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the 'Channel Packet' and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between 'high' and popular art forms.

Oscar Wilde

Author: E. H. Mikhail
Publisher: Barnes & Nobel
ISBN:
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The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde

Author: Josephine M. Guy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198119616
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Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's major critical writing; it includes the critical essays which were re-published in book-form in his life-time - that is, those anthologised in Intentions and The Soul of Man - as well as his graduate essay usually known by the title The Rise of Historical Criticism, but which this volume titles Historical Criticism. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the composition of each of the essays: it gives a new explanation for the relationship between the 'The Decay of Lying' and 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison' (arguing that they are best understood as companion pieces); it provides the first concrete demonstration that Wilde did, on occasions, knowingly 'copy' his own work; and it reveals that substantial cuts were made to some of Wilde's essays (without his full consent) by the periodical editors with whom he worked. The edition also provides, for the first time, a full collation of the textual variants between the published versions of Wilde's essays (that is, both book and periodical), and all extant manuscripts; in addition it establishes a new, authoritative text for Historical Criticism, based on an examination of the original manuscript, which differs significantly from that printed by Robert Ross in his 1908 Collected Edition (and subsequently reprinted in the Collins Complete Works). The annotation to the edition reveals the full extent of Wilde's 'borrowings' both from his own work, and from other writers; it also reveals that much of Historical Criticism is in fact paraphrasing or translating well-known classical texts, and that the some of denseness of the argument is due to ellipses in Wilde's text that were disguised by earlier editors.

Refiguring Oscar Wilde S Salome

Author: Michael Y. Bennett
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401207208
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While Oscar WildeOCOs delightfully-witty comedies of manners receive the most fanfare from the general public and much of academia, WildeOCOs most OC seriousOCO playOCo Salome OCorightfully deserves an equal amount of attention. Written by emerging scholars, established scholars, and notable Wilde scholars at the top of the field, the far-ranging essays in this bookOCothe first collection solely on WildeOCOs Salome OCoprovide new readings of the play, allowing us to better assess how and why Salome either fits or does not fit into WildeOCOs oeuvre. Framed in a new light in this collection, this fuller understanding of Salome should potentially change the way we read both Salome and WildeOCOs entire oeuvre."

Oscar Wilde S Profession

Author: Josephine M. Guy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN:
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A materialist account of Wilde's writing career, based on publishing contracts and other documentation as well as detailed evidence of how he composed, this book argues that Wilde was not driven by an oppositional politics, nor was he an aesthetic "purist." Rather, he was thoroughly immersed in the contemporary "commodification of culture" in which books became product. This study surveys his writing practices across the whole of the oeuvre, and radically reinterprets the significance of his revision and "plagiarism."