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The Resource Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism, Lawrence Danson

Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism, Lawrence Danson

Label
Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism
Title
Wilde's intentions
Title remainder
the artist in his criticism
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Danson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What were Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on which his claim as a theoretical critic chiefly lies, and in two related essays, 'The Portrait of Mr W.H., and 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism', Wilde's epigrammatic dazzle and paradoxical subversions both reveal and mask his designs upon fin-de-siecle society. In the first extended study of Wilde's criticism, Lawrence Danson examines these essays/dialogues/fictions (unsettling the categories was one of their intentions) and assesses their achievement. Danson sets Wilde's criticism in context. He shows how the son of an Irish patriot sought to create a new ideal of English culture by elevating 'lies' above history, levelling the distinction between artist and critic, and ending the sway of 'nature' over liberated human desire
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danson, Lawrence
Dewey number
828/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5824
LC item number
.D36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Wilde, Oscar
Label
Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism, Lawrence Danson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'The Portrait of Mr W.H.'
  • 6.
  • 'The Critic as Artist'
  • 7.
  • 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism'
  • 1.
  • Intentions
  • 2.
  • 'The Decay of Lying'
  • 3.
  • 'The Truth of Masks'
  • 4.
  • 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison'
Control code
35025917
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780198183754
Lccn
96030317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Wilde's intentions : the artist in his criticism, Lawrence Danson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'The Portrait of Mr W.H.'
  • 6.
  • 'The Critic as Artist'
  • 7.
  • 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism'
  • 1.
  • Intentions
  • 2.
  • 'The Decay of Lying'
  • 3.
  • 'The Truth of Masks'
  • 4.
  • 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison'
Control code
35025917
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780198183754
Lccn
96030317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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