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ISBN: 190434111X
Author: Jonathan Fryer
Language: English
Publisher: Haus Publishing (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 176
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 133
Size Fb2: 1148 kb
Size ePub: 1871 kb
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Fryer tends to keep his subject at a distance, preferring to present the reader with the facts and allow them to draw their own conclusions

Oscar Wilde, self-styled master of the bon mot turned Victorian bogeyman, was. Fryer tends to keep his subject at a distance, preferring to present the reader with the facts and allow them to draw their own conclusions. This sometimes results in characters like Wilde's wife being too easily discarded from the narrative without enough sense for how he impacted upon their lives.

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Jonathan Harold Fryer (born Graham Leslie Morton on 5 June 1950) is a British writer, broadcaster, lecturer and Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse in the 2010 general election. As Chairman of the London Liberal Democrats, he supervised the headquarters' move to Brixton and streamlined its operations.

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Flag as Inappropriate. Fryer was born in Manchester on 5 June 1950, under the name Graham Leslie Morton. Since 1993, Fryer has taught part-time at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), currently Humanities, and more recently began teaching at City University (Writing Non-Fiction).

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Oscar Wilde, self-styled master of the bon mot turned Victorian bogeyman, was resurrected by a more liberal age as St Oscar, slayer of the hypocrisy-dragon. The fat Irishman with the golden tongue had posthumously proved that the world is not black and white. His wit and his paradoxes were understood as profound and moral; his best plays were recognised as gems of English comedy. His most celebrated works include The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance and Salome.

Comments:

Nalmergas
I found this book well-researched and highly readable.
Phalaken
I don't read a lot of biography, so it's difficult for me to judge how good this is in the grand spectrum of that genre. But this quick read certainly had things that I liked, and things I was disappointed with.

Things I liked: There was a birds eye view of Oscar Wilde's life, with a lot of details I didn't previously know; the appendix includes an extensive list of referenced works which indicates a depth of research I appreciate; the author provided a good argument for further reading, allowing me to make an educated decision about what other of the thousands of works on Oscar Wilde to dive into.

Things I was disappointed in: This biography definitely focused more on Oscar Wilde's sexuality than his works or philosophy. While I understand that his notoriety rose from his being a convicted homosexual, as well as an aesthete, that's not what I was curious about. What I was curious about, and why I picked this up in the first place, is that I have no context for his famous works- why he wrote them, when he wrote them, how he wrote them, etc. And these works get mentioned for a page or two, but the focus of every single chapter was on Wilde's love life.

My biggest takeaways weren't anything of Oscar Wilde's, but that Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas) was a self-centered jerk of the worst degree, and Robbie Ross was a better friend than anyone deserves.

Overall, my expectations were disappointed, but I have to give this book full credit for being well-researched and giving the overview of a life that you can expect from such a tiny biography.
Arcanescar
Perhaps the most balanced book about Oscar Wilde that I have read. It doesn’t delve as deep into him as some of the other books about him, but it paints both a sensitive and objective portrait of the man. It also manages to make the extraordinary story of his scintillating rise and subsequent fall and degradation into a befittingly exciting tale.
Angana
i enjoyed this little book. it's short but covers the basics and seems to capture a bit of wilde's quirky ironic romanticism.

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