Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde


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DigiCat Publishing's 'Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde' showcases the lyrical beauty and depth of one of the nineteenth century's most celebrated writers. Combining aestheticism with scathing social critique, Wilde's poetry traverses themes of love, loss, and the fleeting nature of beauty, encapsulated with his quintessentially ornate diction and adept command of meter. These carefully curated pieces offer readers a glimpse into Wilde's varied literary pursuits, as they stem from across his career, fitting comfortably within both the decadent movement and as precursors to modernist concerns. With careful attention to the resonant playfulness of language that Wilde so masterly employs, this selection places his poetic works in the greater constellation of his oeuvre and the evolving landscape of English literature. Oscar Wilde, a figure synonymous with wit and controversy, led a life that arguably informed much of his literature. Renowned for his playwriting and novel, Wilde's poetic contributions are often overshadowed by his dramatic and fictional success. However, his verse reveals a personal exploration of identity and aesthetics that is as crucial to understanding Wilde's artistic legacy as his more frequently cited works. His personal struggles with societal norms and the resultant adversities he faced imbue his poetry with a poignancy and authenticity that denote Wilde's tumultuous journey as both an artist and a man. This collection thus serves not only as a testament to his literary genius, but also as an intimate connection to the author himself. Scholars and aficionados of literature alike will find 'Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde' an essential addition to their libraries. Enriching for students delving into post-Victorian literature, as well as for those intrigued by the interplay of personal experience and artistic expression, these poems are a necessary compass for navigating the complexities of Wilde's literary landscape. DigiCat's dedication to preserving and sharing humanity's cultural treasures ensures that these poems surpass the realm of mere aesthetic enjoyment, inviting readers to acknowledge and explore the enduring relevance of Wilde's work.




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