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The Evolution of Wilde's Wit /
Jure Gantar.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
description
191 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
1137488484 (hardback), 9781137488480 (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
isbn
1137488484 (hardback)
9781137488480 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Damp Squibs -- 2. Comma in the Afternoon -- 3. The Apparatus for Turning out 'Oscarisms' -- 4. Truth on a Tightrope -- 5. Laws and Exceptions -- 6. Expressing One's Self -- 7. Summaries of All Existence.
abstract
"Oscar Wilde's wit is foundational to his works, from his plays and novels to his self-defense at his trials. Through analysis of Wilde's collection of epigrams, 'Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young,' Gantar constructs a framework for a systematic analysis of the different aspects of Wilde's wit: the relevance, significance, and cogency of its thought, and the coherence, intensity, and complexity of its expression. This book is a comprehensive account of Oscar Wilde's wit that focuses on discovering reasons for his critical success and ongoing legacy"--
catalogue key
10032630
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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