de Profundis (Hardcover)

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"De Profundis" does not resemble any of the other works that made Wilde famous; and it's a work that often seems to make critics uncomfortable. Perhaps justly so: in the end it's a response to Wilde's imprisonment for homosexuality. In our modern context, that makes the work easy to look away from -- but it also speaks to things that concern and disturb many people, even today.

About the Author

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born to successful Dublin intellects. This afforded him the opportunity to study at the university level, where he became known for his involvement in the art movement emphasizing the beauty of art rather than the political value. Along with being a playwright, Wilde also wrote essays, novels, and poems, most famous for his play The Importance of Being Earnest, and writings The Picture of Dorian Gray, and De Profundis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781598182736
ISBN-10: 1598182730
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication Date: July 1st, 2006
Pages: 108
Language: English