Michael Patrick Gillespie
Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (November 1, 1996)
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"Balanced, transparent, and really appropriate . . . [it] examines all of Wilde's oeuvre, from essays via novel, performs, and final works; and it does so, significantly, by way of analyzing Wilde and his period in beneficiant scope. . . . This publication has authority and thoroughness."--Roy Gottfried, Vanderbilt UniversityOscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity provides an inclusive method of Wilde feedback. It highlights the range in Wilde's writing, indicates recommendations for analyzing, and leaves the reader to determine how top to use them. In the 1st serious method of Wilde's complete canon in response to reader-response thought, Michael Patrick Gillespie examines the old and social contexts within which the works are obtained. He synthesizes over a century of feedback, highlighting particular components whereas ignoring others. Citing multiplicity because the defining function of Wilde's creative awareness, Gillespie continues that the other process provides brief shrift to primary facets of Wilde's aesthetics. In his preface to the image of Dorian grey, Wilde wrote, "There is not any such factor as an ethical or an immoral e-book. Books are good written, or badly written." He then provides, disingenuously, "that is all." Gillespie identifies the varied good points that make Wilde's works good written.Michael Patrick Gillespie is professor of English at Marquette collage, Milwaukee, and writer of the image of Dorian grey: "As the realm Sees Me" and (with A. Nicholar Fargnoli) James Joyce A to Z.