The language is often described in its earliest form… The hybridity of Irish literature in English After the literatures of Greek and Latin, literature in Irish is the oldest literature in Europe, dating from the 4th or 5th century ce. Irish writing is, despite its unique national and linguistic characteristics, inevitably intertwined with English literature, and this relationship has led frequently to the absorption of Irish writers and texts into the canon of English literature.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Wilde was born of professional and literary parents. His mother, who wrote under the name Speranza, was a revolutionary poet and an authority on Celtic myth and folklore.
After attending Portora Royal School, Enniskillen —71Wilde went, on successive scholarships, to Trinity CollegeDublin —74and Magdalen College, Oxford —78which awarded him a degree with honours. During these four years, he distinguished himself not only as a Classical scholar, a poseur, and a wit but also as a poet by winning the coveted Newdigate Prize in with a long poem, Ravenna.
Soon the periodical Punch made him the satiric object of its antagonism to the Aesthetes for what was considered their unmasculine devotion to art. Wishing to reinforce the association, Wilde published, at his own expense, Poemswhich echoed, too faithfully, his discipleship to the poets Algernon Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossettiand John Keats.
During this period of apprenticeship as a writer, he published The Happy Prince and Other Taleswhich reveals his gift for romantic allegory in the form of the fairy tale. In the final decade of his life, Wilde wrote and published nearly all of his major work.
In the same year, two volumes of stories and fairy tales also appeared, testifying to his extraordinary creative inventiveness: Oscar Wilde, cartoon in Punch, March 5, In the latter, his greatest achievement, the conventional elements of farce are transformed into satiric epigrams—seemingly trivial but mercilessly exposing Victorian hypocrisies.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it simply a tragedy.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. In many of his works, exposure of a secret sin or indiscretion and consequent disgrace is a central design.
Accused, finally, by the marquess of being a sodomite, Wilde, urged by Douglas, sued for criminal libel. Urged to flee to France by his friends, Wilde refused, unable to believe that his world was at an end. He was arrested and ordered to stand trial. Wilde testified brilliantly, but the jury failed to reach a verdict.
In the retrial he was found guilty and sentenced, in Mayto two years at hard labour. Most of his sentence was served at Reading Gaol, where he wrote a long letter to Douglas published in in a drastically cut version as De Profundis filled with recriminations against the younger man for encouraging him in dissipation and distracting him from his work.
In May Wilde was released, a bankrupt, and immediately went to France, hoping to regenerate himself as a writer. His only remaining work, however, was The Ballad of Reading Gaolrevealing his concern for inhumane prison conditions.
He died suddenly of acute meningitis brought on by an ear infection. In his semiconscious final moments, he was received into the Roman Catholic Churchwhich he had long admired.Journals in JSTOR Date Range Aboriginal History.
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