LA DECADENCIA DE LA MENTIRA OSCAR WILDE PDF

Oscar presents the essay in a Socratic dialogue between the characters of Vivian and Cyril who, oddly, share the names of both of his sons. The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. I am a huge fan of Oscar Wilde and quite familiar with his body of work, nonetheless, I needed some time to The Decay of Lying — An Observation is an essay by Oscar Wilde, published in I am a huge fan of Oscar Wilde and quite familiar with his body of work, nonetheless, I needed some time to get used to his writing style in the genre of nonfiction. Even though he propagates similar views in his plays, his essays are written in a very different fashion and are a lot harder to digest. Nonetheless, I quite enjoyed getting to know this new side of Oscar, since it showed his ability as a brilliant literary critic as well as a playwright.

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He was born to a middle-class Irish family his father was a surgeon and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in , where he saw his play Vera openunsuccessfullyin New York.

His first published volume, Poems, which met with some degree of approbation, appeared at this time. In he married Constance Lloyd, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, and within two years they had two sons. During this period he wrote, among others, The Picture of Dorian Gray , his only novel, which scandalized many readers and was widely denounced as immoral.

Wilde simultaneously dismissed and encouraged such criticism with his statement in the preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all. During this period he also wrote Salome, in French, but was unable to obtain a license for it in England. Performed in Paris in , the play was translated and published in England in by Lord Alfred Douglas and was illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

In , after being publicly insulted by the marquess, Wilde brought an unsuccessful slander suit against the peer. The result of his inability to prove slander was his own trial on charges of sodomy, of which he was found guilty and sentenced to two years of hard labor. During his time in prison, he wrote a scathing rebuke to Lord Alfred, published in as De Profundis.

In it he argues that his conduct was a result of his standing "in symbolic relations to the art and culture" of his time.

After his release, Wilde left England for Paris, where he wrote what may be his most famous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol , drawn from his prison experiences. Among his other notable writing is The Soul of Man under Socialism , which argues for individualism and freedom of artistic expression.

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He was born to a middle-class Irish family his father was a surgeon and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in , where he saw his play Vera openunsuccessfullyin New York. His first published volume, Poems, which met with some degree of approbation, appeared at this time. In he married Constance Lloyd, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, and within two years they had two sons. During this period he wrote, among others, The Picture of Dorian Gray , his only novel, which scandalized many readers and was widely denounced as immoral. Wilde simultaneously dismissed and encouraged such criticism with his statement in the preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

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