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Ceremonies of bravery : Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Author: J Robert Maguire
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Ceremonies of Bravery' is a study of the friendship between the prolific writer Oscar Wilde and Carlos Blacker. The two men met in the 1880s, the period when Wilde was judged by many to be at his best, and Blacker went on to become a trustee of Wilde's marriage settlement
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Carlos Blacker; Alfred Dreyfus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Robert Maguire
ISBN: 9780199660827 0199660824
OCLC Number: 817117178
Description: 213 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction ; The Greatest Friendship of My Life ; Sadness, Disappointment, Upset. & Weariness ; The Girl With the Foghorn Voice ; He Has Been Mad the Last 3 Years ; Letters From Two Idiots to a Lunatic ; The Most Bitter Experience of a Bitter Life ; The Dreyfus-Case Paris Cannot Be Figured by the Paris of Today ; Paradoxes Are Always Dangerous Things ; No One Should Know Such an Infamous Person as Bosie ; He Was a Great Genius. His Familiar Talk Was Golden ; EPILOGUE ; APPENDIX ; Carlos Blacker s Private and Confidential Memorandum on the Dreyfus Affair ; NOTES ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: by J. Robert Maguire

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Based on materials from Blacker's personal papers Ceremonies of Bravery paints a picture of the famous friendship between Oscar Wilde and Carlos Blacker, and how it came to an end amidst the  Read more...

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