Book Review: Oscar Wilde’s Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris

Oscar Wilde is one of the most explored and discussed of modern writers – so much so that one wonders whether there can be any new insight or discovery to add to the vast literature. In recent years, gay studies have reinvented Wilde as an icon, and Irish studies have largely rehabilitated him in the … Continue reading Book Review: Oscar Wilde’s Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris

Book of the Month – February 2017

Our February Book of the Month is Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris by David Charles Rose. Why was Paris so popular as a place of both innovation and exile in the late nineteenth century? Using French, English and American sources, this first volume of a trilogy provides a possible … Continue reading Book of the Month – February 2017

Book Announcement: Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism

Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism, edited by Annette M. Magid. This volume presents interpretive essays utilizing a variety of approaches to honor the … Continue reading Book Announcement: Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism