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Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews
by Oscar Wilde
edited by Matthew Hofer and Gary Scharnhorst
University of Illinois Press, 2013
Paper: 978-0-252-07972-6 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09288-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03472-5
Library of Congress Classification PR5823.O655 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 828.809

Better known in 1882 as a cultural icon than a serious writer, Oscar Wilde was brought to North America for a major lecture tour on Aestheticism and the decorative arts. With characteristic aplomb, he adopted the role as the ambassador of Aestheticism, and he tried out a number of phrases, ideas, and strategies that ultimately made him famous as a novelist and playwright. This exceptional volume cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and contains transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it also includes his lecture on his travels in America.

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