Pengion Classics The Decay Of Lying And Other Essays by Oscar Wilde

Pengion Classics The Decay Of Lying And Other Essays

byOscar Wilde

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In 'The Decay of Lying' Oscar Wilde uses his decadent ideology in an attempt to reverse and therefore reject his audiences' 'normal' conceptualizations of nature, art and morality. Wilde's views of life and art are illustrated through the use of Platonic dialogue where the character Vivian takes on the persona of Wilde. Wilde's goal is to subvert the norm by reversing its values. Wilde suggests to us that society is wrong, not him. Calling on diverse examples - from Ancient Greek sculpture to contemporary paintings - Oscar Wilde's brilliant essay creates a witty, paradoxical world in which the only Art worth loving is that built on complete untruths.

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he began to propagandize the new Aesthetic (or 'Art for Art's Sake') Movement. Despite winning a first and the Newdigate Prize for Poetry, Wilde failed to obtain an Oxford scholarship, and was ...
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Title:Pengion Classics The Decay Of Lying And Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.8 × 5.11 × 0.79 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141192658

ISBN - 13:9780141192659

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