Thread: Oscar Wilde
May 22nd 2009, 03:21 PM #1
I reccommend reading the complete works of Oscar Wilde, which isn't that much compared to other, more prolific writers. They all fit inside one 900-page book, consisting of one novel, plenty of plays, and a lot of poetry and essays.
What do you think of Oscar Wilde, who once claimed that beauty was the principle on which all of us should strive? He was an aesthetician, for sure, and his poetry is very sonorous as a result. His plays, full of witty repartee, and his one novel very interesting indeed.
Discussion may follow.
May 22nd 2009, 09:06 PM #2
Re: Oscar Wilde
I don't mind Oscar Wilde. I picked up his collected works in one book not so long ago after having studied his The Importance of Being Earnest last year. His wit is exceptional but i think his poems lack the this at times.
And for anybody wanting to know what Oscar is really all about with beauty, art and life, you his fairy tales. In my opinion they are a much better representation of his views than his others works.
September 7th 2010, 03:51 PM #3
Re: Oscar Wilde
I don't know a lot about him, but I read one time that he didn't write nearly the quantity of stuff he could have, for a man of his talents.
That his best work was "The Importance of Being Ernest," and that he rarely wrote about things that really mattered to him. If true, sad.
But like I said, this is just something I read.
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