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The soul of man under socialism and selected critical prose

"Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art."
Print Book, English, 2001
Penguin Books, London, 2001
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxviii, 379, [1] pages ; 20 cm
9780140433876, 0140433872
Eight reviews (1885-90): Mr. Whistler's ten o'clock
The relation of dress to art
A sentimental journey through literature
Mr. Pater's Imaginary Portraits
The actor as critic
Poetical socialists
Mr. Swinburne's last volume
Mr. Pater's last volume
The portrait of Mr. W.H
In defense of Dorian Gray (1890-91)
The soul of man under socialism (1891)
Intentions (1891): The decay of lying
Pen, pencil and poison
The critic as artist
The truth of masks