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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

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Book League Of America - Partial List - T—Z
... The Best Known Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Best Known Works of Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, 1940 The Best Known Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1941 The ... The Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde The Pilgrim's Progress The Holy War, by John Bunyan The Plays ...
Charles Osborne (music Writer) - Life and Career
... He has also adapted Blithe Spirit (2004), by Noël Coward, and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest ... In 2011, The King's Head Theatre, London, staged a successful world premiere of an Oscar Wilde play, Constance ... The only one of Wilde's works not yet produced, Constance was unearthed, translated and adapted by Osborne from the original French ...
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao - Plot - Part I - Chapter Four: Sentimental Education (1988-1992)
... This chapter explores Oscar's time at Rutgers, and introduces the narrator, Yunior, who was Oscar's roommate and Lola's boyfriend ... When Oscar tries to kill himself over a girl at the end of sophomore year, Yunior steps up and rooms with him the next year in the dorm called Demarest ... Oscar and Yunior get a room specified in the “writing” section ...
Music Based On The Works Of Oscar Wilde
... is an incomplete list of music based on the works of Oscar Wilde ... Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, novelist, short story writer and wit, whose works have been the basis of a considerable number of musical works by noted composers ... Some are direct settings of Wilde's words or libretti based on them, and some are wordless settings inspired by his writings ...
Stephen Fry's Podgrams - Episodes - Series 2
... about how his website is being updated, along with several upcoming changes 2 "Beauty of Soul Oscar Wilde" 3 ... December 2008 (2008-12-03) Fry talks at his love of Oscar Wilde ... This podgram was partly an advert for his audio series of "Oscar Wilde's Short Stories" 3 "Language" 22 ... December 2008 (2008-12-22) Fry discusses his love of language and dislike of ...

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    People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded.... He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance. He has begun a prelude to larger themes. He is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being. If Poetry has passed him by, Philosophy will take note of him.
    —Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)