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The Evolution of Wilde's Wit

Author: Jure Gantar
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Oscar Wilde's wit is foundational to his works, from his plays and novels to his self-defense at his trials. Through analysis of Wilde's collection of epigrams, 'Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, ' Gantar constructs a framework for a systematic analysis of the different aspects of Wilde's wit: the relevance, significance, and cogency of its thought, and the coherence, intensity, and complexity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jure Gantar
ISBN: 9781137488480 1137488484
OCLC Number: 890360413
Description: 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Damp Squibs --
2. Comma in the Afternoon --
3. The Apparatus for Turning out 'Oscarisms' --
4. Truth on a Tightrope --
5. Laws and Exceptions --
6. Expressing One's Self --
7. Summaries of All Existence --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jure Gantar.
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Oscar Wilde's wit is foundational to his works, from his plays and novels to his self-defense at his trials. This book is a comprehensive account of Oscar Wilde's wit that focuses on discovering  Read more...

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"A thoughtful, often quite delightful meditation upon Wilde, wit, and the nature of language in general." - S.I. Salamensky, author of The Modern Art of Influence and the Spectacle of Oscar Wilde Read more...

 
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