Oscar Wilde

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In the first full-length psychoanalytic biography of Oscar Wilde, Melissa Knox explores the link between little-known childhood events and figures in his life and his psychological development to explain both Wilde's creativity and his self-destructive heroism.
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In the first full-length psychoanalytic biography of Oscar Wilde, Melissa Knox explores the link between little-known childhood events and figures in his life and his psychological development to explain both Wilde's creativity and his self-destructive heroism.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300068733
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 1999

    Brilliant!!!

    This biography of Oscar Wilde is radically scholarly. Melissa Knox delves into what few authors attepmt to: the truth. She makes clear the profound effect Wilde's childhood had on the rest of his life. So, too, Knox links his passionate love for his sister, Isola, to the way in which he deals with everything from his plays to the people most involved in his life. Read this book. It is among the finest of works on Oscar Wilde. Consume it with an open-mind and when you are finished, that is what you will have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

    A Wonderful Read

    I really enjoyed this more than any recent biography I've read. This author has found a way to reveal all of Wilde without taking away one's admiration for the man. A sad life, but a sympathetic and profound interpretation of it.

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