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André & Oscar : the literary friendship of André Gide and Oscar Wilde

Author: Jonathan Fryer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Autumn of 1891, Oscar Wilde set about conquering literary Paris. Gide was dazzled by the Irishman's energy and verve, but was driven to the edge of a nervous breakdown by Wilde's merciless paradoxes and questioning of religious faith." "The two writers met repeatedly over the next ten years in France, Italy, and North Africa, both before and after Wilde's imprisonment. But by the time Wilde died in Paris in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: André Gide; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fryer
ISBN: 031218039X 9780312180393
OCLC Number: 38389776
Description: 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Paris 1891 --
Robbie --
Salomé --
Pierre --
Florence 1894 --
Bosie --
Algeria 1895 --
Speranza --
Madame Gide --
The Sphinx --
Madeleine --
Constance --
Berneval 1897 --
Paris 1897-1900 --
André after Oscar.
Other Titles: André et Oscar
Responsibility: Jonathan Fryer.

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"In the Autumn of 1891, Oscar Wilde set about conquering literary Paris. Gide was dazzled by the Irishman's energy and verve, but was driven to the edge of a nervous breakdown by Wilde's merciless paradoxes and questioning of religious faith." "The two writers met repeatedly over the next ten years in France, Italy, and North Africa, both before and after Wilde's imprisonment. But by the time Wilde died in Paris in 1900, the tables had been turned. He was impoverished and disgraced, while Gide was well launched on a literary career that would make him the most famous French writer of his generation and win him the Nobel Prize." "Andre and Oscar charts the stormy emotions of the Gide-Wilde friendship as well as the influence they had on each other. But it also looks at the two men's live through the eyes of their mothers, their wives, and their lovers, documented largely through diaries and letters from the period and illustrated with contemporary photographs." "The book also provides an often surprising insight into what W. H. Auden would much later call the "Homintern" - an international network of gay men and their young companions - as well as the moral hypocrisy of the 1890s."--BOOK JACKET.

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