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Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews

Oscar Wilde

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ISBN 10: 0252034724 / ISBN 13: 9780252034725
Published by University of Illinois Press
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Title: Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

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Oscar Wilde in America Better known in 1882 as a cultural icon than a serious writer, the author was brought to North America for a major lecture tour on Aestheticism and the decorative arts. This volume cites all ninety-one of his interviews and contains transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it also includes his lecture on his travels in America. Full description

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"Wilde was a source of fascination and provocation, and these assembled portraits reveal the rawness and the refinements, the pride and the anxieties, of American culture in the making during this important period. A vital and valuable book." --Eric Haralson, editor of Reading the Middle Generation Anew: Culture, Community, and Form in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

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