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Oscar Wilde, although most commonly known as a playright, was also a critic. The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.," "The Soul Man under Socialism," and the four essays which make up Intentions.
Biographies, histories, and literary criticisms of the 4 Irish authors.
A historical survey of the literary biography, looking at the founding fathers of literary thought.
Biography of the Irish author. Listed #73 on Modern Library's top 100 nonfiction books of the century.
A splendid collection of literary essays. Ellmann's "Oscar Wilde" was a tremendous critical success, winning both the NBCC and the Pulitzer Prize last year.
Anthology designed for undergraduate poetry courses. Drawn from modern verse in English, covering Walt Whitman to the present.
The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape.
The author of modern biographies lucidly disentwines the narrative, ethical, aesthetic, and ultimate levels of James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses. Much of the evidence is internal, but he also makes the first use of some important indications by Joyce himself.
The most influential poet of his age, Yeats eluded the grasp of many who sought to explain him. In this classic critical examination of the poet, Richard Ellmann strips away the masks of his subject: occultist, senator of the Irish Free State, libidinous old man, and Nobel Prize winner.
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