Originally published in 1891, when Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was at the height of his form, these brilliant essays on art, literature, criticism, and society display his famous wit and breadth of learning. On every page of this collection the gifted literary stylist admirably demonstrates not only that the characteristics of art are "distinction, charm, beauty, and imaginative power," but also that criticism itself can be raised to an art form possessing these very qualities.
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Wilde released this collection of critical essays in 1891, when his popularity was soaring. His subjects range from art and literature to society, all with which he was well acquainted. And, of course ... Read full review