Download Book De Profundis and Other Prison Writings Full in PDF

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9780140439908
Total Pages : 266 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (439 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis and Other Prison Writings :

Download or Read book De Profundis and Other Prison Writings written by Oscar Wilde and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2013 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 'I feel caught in a terrible net. I don't know where to turn. I care less when I think that he is thinking of me. I think of nothing else' 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his conversion from his previous belief in pleasure and decadence to his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This book also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary and newspaper editors, as well as many to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself. 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', written after Wilde's two year's hard labour in Reading prison and originally published anonymously, is the heart-rending and eye-opening tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's family background and his success and reputation prior to his scandalous court case. He also examines Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature, and how his imprisonment affected the perception of his work. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Edited with an introduction by Colm Tóibín

Download Book De Profundis Full in PDF

De Profundis


Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9781840224016
Total Pages : 324 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (224 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis :

Download or Read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1999 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Contains De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.

Download Book De Profundis Full in PDF

De Profundis


Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9781519221988
Total Pages : 80 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (221 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis :

Download or Read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2015-11-11 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: . . . Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one centre of pain. The paralysing immobility of a life every circumstance of which is regulated after an unchangeable pattern, so that we eat and drink and lie down and pray, or kneel at least for prayer, according to the inflexible laws of an iron formula: this immobile quality, that makes each dreadful day in the very minutest detail like its brother, seems to communicate itself to those external forces the very essence of whose existence is ceaseless change.

Download Book De Profundis and Other Writings Full in PDF

De Profundis and Other Writings


Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 0141906103
Total Pages : 331 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (141 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis and Other Writings :

Download or Read book De Profundis and Other Writings written by Oscar Wilde and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 1973-08-30 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A good part of that genius is evident in the essays and poems included in this volume. There is the intellectual genius of The Soul of Man under Socialism, in which he clearly foresaw the dangers of economic bureaucracy and state-worship: for Wilde socialism meant liberation and individuality, not enslavement. Then there is the emotional genius of De Profundis, the long, introspective and often hostile letter he addressed to Lord Alfred Douglas from prison. And there is the poetical genius of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, in which Wilde's generous nature could movingly express for another's misery the sorrow he found it hard to express for his own. This collection contains, too, many examples of that humorous and epigrammic genius which captured the London theatre and which, by suddenly casting light from an unexpected angle, widened the bounds of truth.

Download Book suspiria de profundis. With other essays, critical, historical, biographical, philosophical, imaginative and humorous Full in PDF

suspiria de profundis. With other essays, critical, historical, biographical, philosophical, imaginative and humorous


Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 13:
Total Pages : pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (31 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt suspiria de profundis. With other essays, critical, historical, biographical, philosophical, imaginative and humorous :

Download or Read book suspiria de profundis. With other essays, critical, historical, biographical, philosophical, imaginative and humorous written by Thomas De Quincey and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

Download Book De Profundis Full in PDF

De Profundis


Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 13:
Total Pages : 252 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (1 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis :

Download or Read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 1954 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

Download Book The Secular Scripture and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1976-1991 Full in PDF

The Secular Scripture and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1976-1991


Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 0802039456
Total Pages : 633 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (82 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt The Secular Scripture and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1976-1991 :

Download or Read book The Secular Scripture and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1976-1991 written by Northrop Frye and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 633 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: his new edition in the Collected Works of Northrop Frye series brings The Secular Scripture together with thirty shorter pieces pertaining to literary theory and criticism from the last fifteen years of Frye's life.

Download Book De Profundis Full in PDF

De Profundis


Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9781539567509
Total Pages : 60 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (567 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt De Profundis :

Download or Read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 2016-10-17 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas).During its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend".Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Douglas and Wilde and the latter had suffered from his close supervision, physical labour and emotional isolation. Nelson, the new prison governor, thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. He was not allowed to send the long letter which he was allowed to write "for medicinal purposes"; each page was taken away when completed, and only at the end could he read it over and make revisions. Nelson gave the long letter to him on his release on 18 May 1897.Wilde entrusted the manuscript to the journalist Robert Ross (an ex-lover, and rival to "Bosie"). Ross published the letter in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, giving it the title "De Profundis" from Psalm 130. It was an incomplete version, excised of its autobiographical elements and references to the Queensberry family; various editions gave more text until in 1962 the complete and correct version appeared in a volume of Wilde's letters.wikipediaNote that this book is the earlier version of the letter. Later editions of De Profundis contained more material. The most complete editions are still in copyright in the U.S.A.

Download Book Collected Works of Oscar Wilde Full in PDF

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde


Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9781853263972
Total Pages : 1126 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (263 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Collected Works of Oscar Wilde :

Download or Read book Collected Works of Oscar Wilde written by Oscar Wilde and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1997 with total page 1126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

Download Book Working Fictions Full in PDF

Working Fictions


Publisher : Duke University Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 0822388340
Total Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (822 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Working Fictions :

Download or Read book Working Fictions written by Carolyn Lesjak and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Working Fictions takes as its point of departure the common and painful truth that the vast majority of human beings toil for a wage and rarely for their own enjoyment or satisfaction. In this striking reconceptualization of Victorian literary history, Carolyn Lesjak interrogates the relationship between labor and pleasure, two concepts that were central to the Victorian imagination and the literary output of the era. Through the creation of a new genealogy of the “labor novel,” Lesjak challenges the prevailing assumption about the portrayal of work in Victorian fiction, namely that it disappears with the fall from prominence of the industrial novel. She proposes that the “problematic of labor” persists throughout the nineteenth century and continues to animate texts as diverse as Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton, George Eliot’s Felix Holt and Daniel Deronda, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, and the essays and literary work of William Morris and Oscar Wilde. Lesjak demonstrates how the ideological work of the literature of the Victorian era, the “golden age of the novel,” revolved around separating the domains of labor and pleasure and emphasizing the latter as the proper realm of literary representation. She reveals how the utopian works of Morris and Wilde grapple with this divide and attempt to imagine new relationships between work and pleasure, relationships that might enable a future in which work is not the antithesis of pleasure. In Working Fictions, Lesjak argues for the contemporary relevance of the “labor novel,” suggesting that within its pages lie resources with which to confront the gulf between work and pleasure that continues to characterize our world today.

Download Book Victorian Conversion Narratives and Reading Communities Full in PDF

Victorian Conversion Narratives and Reading Communities


Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 1317002237
Total Pages : 182 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (317 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Victorian Conversion Narratives and Reading Communities :

Download or Read book Victorian Conversion Narratives and Reading Communities written by Emily Walker Heady and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Because Victorian authors rarely discuss conversion experiences separately from the modes in which they are narrated, Emily Walker Heady argues that the conversion narrative became, in effect, a form of literary criticism. Literary conventions, in turn, served the reciprocal function as a means of discussing the nature of what Heady calls the 'heart-change.' Heady reads canonical authors such as John Henry Newman, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Oscar Wilde through a dual lens of literary history and post-liberal theology. As Heady shows, these authors question the ability of realism to contain the emotionally freighted and often jarring plot lines that characterize conversion. In so doing, they explore the limits of narrative form while also shedding light on the ways in which conversion narratives address and often disrupt the reading communities in which they occur.

Download Book Autobiologies Full in PDF

Autobiologies


Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 1611486017
Total Pages : 248 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (611 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Autobiologies :

Download or Read book Autobiologies written by Alexis Harley and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The nineteenth century saw both an explosion of evolutionary ideas and an explosion in autobiographical writing. This book examines the collision between evolutionary thought and practices of self-representation, to show how nineteenth-century natural history refashioned the human subject.

Download Book From Sight through to In-Sight Full in PDF

From Sight through to In-Sight


Publisher : Rodopi
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9401210314
Total Pages : 232 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (41 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt From Sight through to In-Sight :

Download or Read book From Sight through to In-Sight written by Omar Sabbagh and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2014-01-05 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: An interdisciplinary study of the Impressionist/early Modernist works of Conrad and Ford, this book aims to show how the represented temporalities (whether to do with past, present, future experience within and without the novels, or logical/structural relations of ‘before’ and ‘after’) are at the core of the won effects of both authors’ oeuvres. Looking at such well-known works as Nostromo, The Good Soldier, The Fifth Queen, Parade’s End, the study makes use of philosophy (historical and contemporary), theology, psychoanalysis, and other sources, to re-describe, unlock and display the fertile ways in which time and historical experience are both manumitted within the tales analysed, and, recursively, within their reading experience. Ultimately, the two senses of ‘making you see’, from Conrad’s iconic Preface, are used as gambits to understand the ways in which these novels are metaphysically vibrant, symbolically hopeful- as against the more common interpretation of metaphysical dissolution and (over-determined) failure.

Download Book Word Crimes Full in PDF

Word Crimes


Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9780226506913
Total Pages : 452 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (56 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Word Crimes :

Download or Read book Word Crimes written by Joss Marsh and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1998-08-15 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In 1883 newspaper editor G.W. Foote stood trial three times for blasphemy. Here Joss Marsh reconstructs the forgotten cases of more than 200 working-class "blasphemers" in Victorian England, whose stubborn refusal to silence their "hooligan" voices, along with Foote, helped secure our rights to speak and write freely today. 22 photos.

Download Book The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings Full in PDF

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings


Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 0191605808
Total Pages : 754 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (191 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings :

Download or Read book The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings written by Thomas De Quincey and published by Oxford Paperbacks. This book was released on 1985-06-20 with total page 754 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years.

Download Book In Praise of Disobedience Full in PDF

In Praise of Disobedience


Publisher : Verso Books
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 1784784818
Total Pages : 337 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (784 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt In Praise of Disobedience :

Download or Read book In Praise of Disobedience written by Oscar Wilde and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Works of Wilde’s annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright. The Soul of Man Under Socialism draw on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his greatest works in prose—the year he came into maturity as an artist. Before the end of 1891, he had written the first of his phenomenally successful plays and met the young man who would win his heart, beginning the love affair that would lead to imprisonment and public infamy. In a witty introduction, playwright, novelist and Wilde scholar Neil Bartlett explains what made this point in the writer’s life central to his genius and why Wilde remains a provocative and radical figure to this day. Included here are the entirety of Wilde’s foray into political philosophy, The Soul of Man Under Socialism; the complete essay collection Intentions; selections from The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as its paradoxical and scandalous preface; and some of Wilde’s greatest fictions for children. Each selection is accompanied by stimulating and enlightening annotations. A delight for fans of Oscar Wilde, In Praise of Disobedience will revitalize an often misunderstood legacy.

Download Book Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life Full in PDF

Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life


Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date :
ISBN 13: 9780803261433
Total Pages : 364 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (261 users download)
GO BOOK!

Summary Book and excerpt Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life :

Download or Read book Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life written by Gene H. Bell-Villada and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life is a dynamic history of literary aestheticism from the eighteenth century to academic deconstruction in our own time. Gene H. Bell-Villada examines an enormous range of writings by critics, philosophers, and writers from Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Uniting all is his conviction that "there are concrete social, economic, political, and cultural reasons for the emergence, growth, diffusion, and triumph of l'art pour l'art over the past two centuries." Bell-Villada begins by considering how such thinkers as Shaftesbury, Kant, and Schiller described beauty as a phenomenon to be weighed not in isolation from other aspects of our existence but as part of our general development as human beings. He recounts how the original vision of Kant and Schiller was simplified and debased within new cultural, political, and economic contexts, leading to the "aesthetic separatism" promoted by lyric poets in France. Bell-Villada then examines how the ideology of Art for Art's Sake took on new forms in Europe and the Americas, culminating in present-day versions associated with the academicization (and ever greater marginalization) of literature. Artfully combining an exceptional amount of learning with a sharp polemical focus, Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life will appeal to a wide range of scholars and general readers for whom literature, aesthetics, and the relations of culture and society are vitally important matters.