The Decay of Lying: And Other Essays

The Decay of Lying: And Other Essays

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141958354

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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In 'The Decay of Lying' Oscar Wilde uses his decadent ideology in an attempt to reverse and therefore reject his audiences' 'normal' conceptualizations of nature, art and morality. Wilde's views of life and art are illustrated through the use of Platonic dialogue where the character Vivian takes on the persona of Wilde. Wilde's goal is to subvert the norm by reversing its values. Wilde suggests to us that society is wrong, not him. Calling on diverse examples - from Ancient Greek sculpture to contemporary paintings - Oscar Wilde's brilliant essay creates a witty, paradoxical world in which the only Art worth loving is that built on complete untruths.
The Decay of Lying: And Other Essays
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Oscar Wilde
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In 'The Decay of Lying' Oscar Wilde uses his decadent ideology in an attempt to reverse and therefore reject his audiences' 'normal' conceptualizations of nature, art and morality. Wilde's views of life and art are illustrated through the use of Platonic dialogue where the character Vivian takes on the persona
The Definition of Literature and Other Essays
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: W. W. Robson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-07-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Professor Robson considers particular works and authors in the light of the preceding discussion of critical principles.
The Familiar Essay, Romantic Affect and Metropolitan Culture
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Simon Peter Hull
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-11 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Through close readings of diverse examples by Lamb, De Quincey, Hazlitt, Irving and Poe, this book argues that the familiar essay in the Romantic period embodies a quintessentially metropolitan mode of affect. The generic traits of the essay—astuteness of observation, an ambulatory or paratactic movement of thought, and an urbane
The Right to Privacy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Megan Richardson
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-28 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using original and archival material, The Right to Privacy traces the origins and influence of the right to privacy as a social, cultural and legal idea. Richardson argues that this right had emerged as an important legal concept across a number of jurisdictions by the end of the nineteenth century,
Jaunting on the Scoriac Tempests and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Brian Stableford
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

In this new collection of essays, well-known critic Brian Stableford presents twelve pieces on science-fiction and fantasy writers M. P. Shiel, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Humphry Davy, Robert Hunt, Vernon Lee, J. G. Ballard, James Morrow, Dean Koontz, and Terry Pratchett. Complete with detailed index.