The importance of being a reader  A revision of Oscar Wilde s works Book

The importance of being a reader A revision of Oscar Wilde s works


  • Author : Christina Pascual Aransáez
  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
  • Release Date : 2014-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9783954893133

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The importance of being a reader A revision of Oscar Wilde s works Excerpt :

This book explores Wilde's works from the hypothesis that they call upon the active participation of the reader in the production of meaning. It has a twofold objective: first, it shows that Wilde's emphasis on the creative role of the audience in his critical writings makes him conceive the reader as a co-creator in the construction of meaning. Second, it analyses the strategies which Wilde employs to impel the reader to collaborate in the creation of meaning of his literary works and casts light upon the social criticism derived from these. The examination of Wilde’s writings reveals how he gradually combined more sophisticated techniques that encouraged the reader's dynamic role with the progressive exploitation of self-advertising strategies for professional purposes. These allowed the ‘commercial’ Oscar to make his works successful among the Victorian public without betraying the ‘literary’ Wilde’s aesthetic principles. The present study re-evaluates Wilde as a critic and as a writer. It demonstrates that, while Wilde the ‘myth’ was ahead of his time in many ways, Wilde the ‘ARTIST’ anticipated in his aesthetic theory various themes which occupy contemporary literary theoreticians. Thus, it may contribute to give him the status he rightly deserves in the history of literature.

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood Book

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood


  • Author : Joseph Bristow
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319604114

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Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood Excerpt :

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.

The Act of Reading  The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde Book

The Act of Reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Cristina Pascual Aransáez
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2018-11-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668843233

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The Act of Reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Excerpt :

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 1999 in the subject English - Literature, Works, , course: Third-Cycle Education / Tercer Ciclo, language: English, abstract: This study analyses the act of reading The Picture of Dorian Gray from the perspective of Reception Theory. In his critical writings, Oscar Wilde asserts that the receiver of a work of art must play a dynamic role in the construction of its meaning, and the analysis of his only novel shows that Wilde encourages the reader to participate actively in its production in order to be able to find out the lesson which is inherent in it. As a result, the research shows that The Picture of Dorian Gray is representative of Wilde’s aesthetic principles not only because it promotes the individuality of the reader but also because the moral in it is subordinated to its artistic effects.

Oscar Wilde   The Major Works Book

Oscar Wilde The Major Works


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-17
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199540761

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Oscar Wilde The Major Works Excerpt :

This book contains five stories by Irish author Oscar Wilde and are retold, with an introduction by Oscar Wilde's grandson. The book was edited by Merlin Holland.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Book

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Josephine M. Guy
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-09-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 0198119615

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Excerpt :

Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's major critical writing; it includes the critical essays which were re-published in book-form in his life-time - that is, those anthologised in Intentions and The Soul of Man - as well as his graduate essay usually known by the title The Rise of Historical Criticism, but which this volume titles Historical Criticism. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the composition of each of the essays: it gives a new explanation for the relationship between the 'The Decay of Lying' and 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison' (arguing that they are best understood as companion pieces); it provides the first concrete demonstration that Wilde did, on occasions, knowingly 'copy' his own work; and it reveals that substantial cuts were made to some of Wilde's essays (without his full consent) by the periodical editors with whom he worked. The edition also provides, for the first time, a full collation of the textual variants between the published versions of Wilde's essays (that is, both book and periodical), and all extant manuscripts; in addition it establishes a new, authoritative text for Historical Criticism, based on an examination of the original manuscript, which differs significantly from that printed by Robert Ross in his 1908 Collected Edition (and subsequently reprinted in the Collins Complete Works). The annotation to the edition reveals the full extent of Wilde's 'borrowings' both from his own work, and from other writers; it also reveals that much of Historical Criticism is in fact paraphrasing or translating well-known classical texts, and that the some of denseness of the argument is due to ellipses in Wilde's text that were disguised by earlier editors.

Oscar Wilde in Context Book

Oscar Wilde in Context


  • Author : Kerry Powell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-12
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107729100

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Oscar Wilde in Context Excerpt :

Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era. This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters investigate how Wilde's writing was both a resistance to and quotation of Victorian master narratives and genre codes. From performance history to film and operatic adaptations, the ongoing influence and reception of Wilde's story and work is explored, proposing not one but many Oscar Wildes. To approach the meaning of Wilde as an artist and historical figure, the book emphasises not only his ability to imagine new worlds, but also his bond to the turbulent cultural and historical landscape around him - the context within which his life and art took shape.

Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader Book

Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486801919

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Oscar Wilde The Dover Reader Excerpt :

"An excellent collection of some of Oscar Wilde's key works. A useful and representative selection of his writings, ideal for those not already familiar with his trademark wit or his more serious work, but equally valuable for the Wilde devotee." — newbooks magazine Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) wrote sparkling comedies that were the toast of London's West End in the 1890s. The master of the witty epigram who could resist anything except temptation, Wilde was imprisoned by an unjust society and died in obscurity, but his enduring works continue to enchant readers and audiences. The Irish author's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, appears in this splendid showcase of his philosophy and wit. Additional selections include Wilde's ever-popular comedies The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband; his essay on aestheticism, "The Decay of Lying: An Observation"; his deeply moving prison letter, "De Profundis"; and fairy tales from A House of Pomegranates and The Happy Prince.

Revising and Editing for Translators Book

Revising and Editing for Translators


  • Author : Brian Mossop
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351658232

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Revising and Editing for Translators Excerpt :

Revising and Editing for Translators provides guidance and learning materials for translation students and professional translators learning to revise the work of others or edit original writing, and those wishing to improve their self-revision ability. Revising and editing are seen as reading skills aimed at spotting problematic passages. Changes are then made to meet some standard of quality that varies with the text and to tailor the text to its readership. Mossop offers in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including copyediting, stylistic editing, checking for consistency, revising procedures and principles, and translation quality assessment—all related to the professional situations in which revisers and editors work. This revised fourth edition provides new chapters on revising machine outputs and news trans-editing, a new section on reviser competencies, and a completely new grading scheme for assignments. The inclusion of suggested activities and exercises, numerous real-world examples, and a reference glossary make this an indispensable coursebook for professional translation programmes.

Reading Reconsidered Book
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Reading Reconsidered


  • Author : Doug Lemov
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119104254

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TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ WITH PRECISION AND INSIGHT The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom. Of all the subjects we teach reading is first among equals. Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, enhanced with more than 40 video clips, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This 'Core of the Core' comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to: read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts. The second half of Reading Reconsidered reinforces these principles, coupling them with the 'fundamentals' of reading instruction—a host of techniques and subject specific tools to reconsider how teachers approach such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy. Reading Reconsidered breaks an overly broad issue into clear, easy-to-implement approaches. Filled with practical tools, including: 44 video clips of exemplar teachers demonstrating the techniques and principles in their classrooms (note: for online access of this content, please visit my.teachlikeachampion.com) Recommended book lists Downloadable tips and templates on key topics like reading nonfiction, vocabulary instruction, and literary terms and definitions. Reading Reconsidered provides the framework necessary for teachers to ensure tha

The Importance of Being Earnest Book

The Importance of Being Earnest


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-13
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551116945

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The Importance of Being Earnest Excerpt :

The Importance of Being Earnest marks a central moment in late-Victorian literature, not only for its wit but also for its role in the shift from a Victorian to a Modern consciousness. The play began its career as a biting satire directed at the very audience who received it so delightedly, but ended its initial run as a harbinger of Wilde’s personal downfall when his lover’s father, who would later bring about Wilde’s arrest and imprisonment, attempted to disrupt the production. In addition to its focus on the textual history of the play, this Broadview Edition of Earnest provides a wide array of appendices. The edition locates Wilde’s work among the artistic and cultural contexts of the late nineteenth century and will provide scholars, students, and general readers with an important sourcebook for the play and the social, creative, and critical contexts of mid-1890s English life.

Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol Book
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Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol


  • Author : Gyles Brandreth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439172315

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Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol Excerpt :

In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet. Oscar Wilde has fled to France after his release from Reading Gaol. Tonight he is sharing a drink and the story of his cruel imprisonment with a mysterious stranger. Oscar has endured the treadmill, solitary confinement, censored letters, no writing materials. Yet even in the midst of such deprivation, his astonishing detective powers remain undiminished—and when first a brutal warder and then the prison chaplain are found murdered, who else should the governor turn to for help other than Reading Gaol’s most celebrated inmate?

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book

The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467792905

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Excerpt :

Is the price of eternal youth worth a man's soul? The exceptionally handsome Dorian Gray is a model—and the muse—for a young artist, Basil Hallward. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, who values only the pleasurable things in life with no regard for morality. He makes Dorian realize that one day his famed beauty will fade, and he will be left with nothing. Dorian decides to sell his soul so that a portrait of him will age in his place. As he indulges in every vice and selfish whim, his portrait grows increasingly hideous. But will he learn the true cost of his corruption in time to change his ways? This unabridged edition of British playwright Oscar Wilde's only novel, first published in 1891, begins with his famous preface, in which he justifies his artistic philosophy.

Oscar Wilde Book

Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Bruce Bashford
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 0838637698

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"In the second half of Bashford's book, he looks at Wilde's criticism as an expression of humanism."--BOOK JACKET.

Authors in Context  Oscar Wilde Book
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Authors in Context Oscar Wilde


  • Author : John Sloan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
  • Release Date : 2003-04-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0191587591

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Authors in Context Oscar Wilde Excerpt :

Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work in film, stage, and the media in the century following his death. - ;Authors in Context examines the work of major writers in relation to their own time and to the present day. Combining history with lively literary discussion, each volume provides comprehensive insight into texts in their context. Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life - 'New Women', 'New Hedonism', 'New Journalism', 'New Imperialism'. His plays, tales, and critical writings questioned traditional attitudes to religion, sexuality, women and the home, crime and punishment, and the freedom of the individual. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work on stage, in film and the media in the century that has followed his death. -

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Book

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2007-09-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198119616

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Excerpt :

Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's best-known critical essays - those published in Intentions and The Soul of Man, as well as his graduate essay The Rise of Historical Criticism (re-titled here Historical Criticism).