The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe
Bloomsbury Publishing, May 6, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 490 pages
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is now widely recognised not only as one of the most representative figures of the British fin de siècle, but as one of the most influential Anglophone authors of the nineteenth century. In Britain Wilde suffered a long period of comparative neglect following the scandal of his conviction for 'gross indecency' in 1895; and it is only recently that his works have been reassessed. But while Wilde was subjected to silence in Britain, he became a European phenomenon. His famous dandyism, his witticisms, paradoxes and provocations became the object of imitation and parody; his controversial aesthetic doctrines were a strong influence not only on decadent writers, but also on the development of symbolist and modernist cultures.
This collection of essays by leading international scholars and translators traces the cultural impact of Oscar Wilde's work across Europe, from the earliest translations and performances of his works in the 1890s to the present day.
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8 The Strange Adventures of Oscar Wilde in Spain 18921912
9 The Reception of Wildes Works in Spain through Theatre Performances at the Turn of the Twentieth and Twentyfirst Centuries
The Early Literary Reception of Oscar Wilde in Germany and Austria
Alive and Kicking
Oscar Wilde an AllTime Favourite of the Viennese Stage in the Twentieth Century
Settings of Wilde for the German Stage
Oscar Wilde and Denmark
15 An Ideal Situation? The Importance of Oscar Wildes Dramatic Work in Hungary
Oscar Wilde and the Irish National Interest
The French Creation of Wilde
The French Reception of Dorian Gray and Salomé 18951922
5 André Gides Hommage à Oscar Wilde or The Tale of Judas
Oscar Wildes First Italian Editions 18901952
Oscar Wilde and Italian Decadence
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