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Declaring his genius : Oscar Wilde in North America

Autore: Roy Morris, Jr.
Editore: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Arriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had 'nothing to declare but my genius.' But as Roy Morris, Jr., reveals in this sparkling narrative, Wilde was, for the first time in his life, underselling himself. A chronicle of the sensation that was Wilde's eleven-month speaking tour of America, Declaring His Genius offers an indelible portrait of both Oscar Wilde and the Gilded  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Roy Morris, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674066960 0674066960
Numero OCLC: 792887092
Descrizione: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contenuti: Too too utterly utter --
More wonderful than Dickens --
Those who dawnce don't dine --
What would Thoreau have said to my hatbox? --
No well-behaved river ought to act this way --
A very italy, without its art --
Don't shoot the pianist, he is doing his best --
You should have seen it before the war --
The Oscar of the first period is dead.
Responsabilità: Roy Morris.

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Arriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-years-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had nothing to declare but my genius. This narrative reveals that Wilde was underselling himself.  Per saperne di più…

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Morris chronicles a year in the life of Irish dandy and belletrist Wilde, who, at age 27, was bent on invading America the way Dickens had a generation before... Wilde was a self-promoting genius, Per saperne di più…

 
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