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Art and Christhood : the aesthetics of Oscar Wilde

Author: Guy Willoughby
Publisher: Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993.
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In this stimulating new study, Guy Willoughby suggests that Oscar Wilde's imaginative engagement with the figure of Jesus Christ, shorn of His attachment to ecclesiastical dogma, is a key to the coherence and import of the fin de siecle writer's aesthetics. Through a rigorous but elegant discourse on each of Wilde's major (and minor) works, Willoughby argues that the author's abiding ethical and aesthetic themes  Read more...
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Willoughby, Guy, 1956-
Art and Christhood.
Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993
(OCoLC)622400484
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Jesus Christ; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Jesus Christus.; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Willoughby
ISBN: 083863477X 9780838634776
OCLC Number: 26356206
Description: 170 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Jesus as a Model for Selfhood in The Happy Prince and Other Tales --
3. Toward a New Aestheticism: Christ's Vision in A House of Pomegranates --
4. The First Individualist: Jesus in The Soul of Man Under Socialism --
5. Art, Christ, and the Self in The Picture of Dorian Gray --
6. Saints and Hedonists: Modes of Christian Imitation in Three Works --
7. A Poetics for Living: Christ and the Meaning of Sorrow in De Profundis --
8. The Community Restored: Christ in The Ballad of Reading Gaol --
Appendix: Christ and Postlapsarian Ethics in Poems --
Index A: Works by Oscar Wilde.
Responsibility: Guy Willoughby.

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