Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Author: Alastair J. L. Blanshard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198789260
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classical scholar whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. Covering all the major genres of his literary output, from philosophical and critical writings to society plays, this volume explores the profound impact that ancient literature and thought had on his life and work and offers new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonicaltexts as well as close analyses of unpublished material.

Oscar Wilde and Ancient Greece

Author: Iain Ross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107020320
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

Oscar Wilde's imagination was haunted by ancient Greece; this book traces its presence in his life and works.

Bunbury

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1075741580
Release Date: 2011
Genre:


Masculine Plural

Author: Jennifer Ingleheart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192551610
Release Date: 2018-09-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Classics were core to the curriculum and ethos of the intensely homosocial Victorian and Edwardian public schools, yet ancient homosexuality and erotic pedagogy were problematic to the educational establishment, which expurgated classical texts with sexual content. This volume analyses the intimate and uncomfortable nexus between the Classics, sex, and education primarily through the figure of the schoolmaster Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge (1890-1918), whose clandestine writings not only explore homoerotic desires but also offer insightful comments on Classical education. Now a marginalized figure, Bainbrigge's surviving works - a verse drama entitled Achilles in Scyros featuring a cross-dressing Achilles and a Chorus of lesbian schoolgirls, and a Latin dialogue between schoolboys - vividly demonstrate the queer potential of Classics and are marked by a celebration of the pleasures of sex and a refusal to apologize for homoerotic desire. Reprinted here in their entirety, they are accompanied by chapters setting them in their social and literary context, including their parallels with the writings of Bainbrigge's contemporaries and near contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds, E. M. Forster, and A. E. Housman. What emerges is a provocative new perspective on the history of sexuality and the place of the Classics within that history, which demonstrates that a highly queer version of Classics was possible in private contexts.

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Author: Joseph Bristow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319604114
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God. The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works—not just his fairy stories—have been adapted for young audiences.

Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity

Author: Richard Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107159082
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Architecture

This book examines how the biographical traditions of ancient poets and artists parallel the creative processes of biographers themselves, both within antiquity and beyond. Each chapter explores a range of biographical material that highlights the complexity of how readers and viewers imagine the lives of ancient creator-figures.

Epistola in Carcere et Vinculis

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736854246
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre: Fiction

"Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis" ist das Manuskript des offenen Briefes "De Profundis", den der irische Schriftsteller Oscar Wilde zwischen 1895 und 1897, während seiner Inhaftierung in verschiedenen englischen Zuchthäusern an seinen früheren Freund und Liebhaber Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas schrieb. Der Name der Schrift, die etwa 50.000 Wörter umfasst, ist dem Psalm 130 entnommen: "'De profundis' clamavi ad te Domine." - "Aus der Tiefe rief ich, Herr, zu Dir".

Die Herren von Hermiston

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849624729
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Herren von Hermiston (Weir of Hermiston) ist ein unvollendeter Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, der im Jahr 1896 postum veröffentlicht wurde. Die Handlung ist in Edinburgh und Umgebung angesiedelt und spielt zur Zeit der Napoleonischen Kriege. Protagonist ist Archie Weir, der Sohn des Lord Oberrichters Adam Weir, dessen Vorbild der berüchtigte „Henkerrichter“ Robert MacQueen Lord Braxfield (1722–1799) ist. Nach einer öffentlichen Kritik am Vater wird Archie auf das Familiengut Hermiston verbannt, wo er sich in die Nichte der Haushälterin Kirstie (Christina) verliebt ... (aus wikipedia.de)

Der Zentaur

Author: Algernon Blackwood
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 9783865523426
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Europa Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Auf einer Reise in das geheimnisvolle Bergland der Karpaten sichtet der britische Naturphilosoph O?Malley eine Schar mythischer Geschöpfe. Dies und seine Begegnung mit dem schweigenden Fremden bestätigt ihn in seiner Überzeugung, dass unser Planet ein lebendiges, beseeltes Wesen ist. Unsere Welt ließe sich von der Krankheit des modernen Lebens heilen, so O?Malley, würde die Menschheit zu einem einfachen Leben am Herzen der Mutter Erde zurückkehren ... DER ZENTAUR ist ein poetischer Ideenroman und enthält die Kernideen einer Naturphilosphie. Usch Kiausch hat den Roman in eine moderne Sprache übersetzt, die nicht vor Überschwänglichkeiten strotzt, die aber dennoch möglichst werkgetreu ist. H. P. Lovecraft: »Über den Rang von Algernon Blackwoods Genie lässt sich nicht streiten [?]. Wahrscheinlich zu subtil für eine Klassifizierung als Horrorgeschichten, möglicherweise jedoch in einem absoluten Sinn künstlerisch reifer, sind so feingesponnene Fantasien wie JIMBO oder THE CENTAUR. In diesen Romanen gelingt es Blackwood, sich dicht und fassbar der innersten Substanz der Träume zu nähern und dabei weite Strecken der konventionellen Grenzen zwischen Wirklichkeit und Fantasie einzureißen.«

Truculentus

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Publisher:
ISBN: 3534138007
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Courtesans


Pseudolus

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B311249
Release Date: 1876
Genre:


Homo pictor

Author: Gottfried Boehm
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598774184
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art