The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde

The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde 0226897648 9780226897646
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Although known primarily as the irreverent but dazzlingly witty playwright who pennedThe Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde was also an able and farsighted critic. He was an early advocate of criticism as an independent branch of literature and stressed its vital role in the creative process. Scholars continue to debate many of Wildes critical positions. Included in Richard Ellmanns impressive collection of Wildes criticism,The Artist as Critic, is a wide selection of Wildes book reviews as well as such famous longer works as The Portrait of Mr. W.H., The Soul Man under Socialism, and the four essays which make upIntentions.The Artist as Criticwill satisfy any Wilde fans yearning for an essential reading of his critical work. Wilde . . . emerges now as not only brilliant but also revolutionary, one of the great thinkers of dangerous thoughts.--Walter Allen,New York Times Book Review The best of Wildes nonfictional prose can be found inThe Artist as Critic.--Michael Dirda,Washington Post Book World

Author: Oscar Wilde

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 474

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1982-01-01


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