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Salome author Oscar Wilde

' renowned opera of the same name This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition published in and also includes A Note on Salomé by Robert Ross Wilde's lifelong friend and literary executor Students lovers of literature and drama and admirers of Oscar Wilde and his remarkable literary gifts will rejoice in this inexpensive edition..

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Outraged by the sexual perversity of this one act tragedy Great Britain's Lord Chamberlain banned Salomé from the national stage Symbolist poets and writers Stéphane Mallarmé and Maurice Maeterlinck among them defended the play's literary brilliance Beyond its notoriety the drama's haunting poetic imagery biblical cadences and febrile atmosphere. So this has to be one of the oddest most oddly enthralling things I ve come across in a while Taken on it s own Wilde s play isn t much ponderous dull But combine it the whimsical illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and through some kind of alchemical wizardry a rather extraordinary intertextual experience is created The text itself seems kind of antithetical to what we now associate with Wilde nowhere to be found is anything resembling wit snap humor double entendre Wilde apparently claimed its genesis was as an experiment involving an author writing in a language that is not his own which in this particular situation is interesting in concept than execution It certainly has its moments of interest and several moments of undeniable poetry and does manage to evoke a dreamy hothouse atmosphere but I highly doubt you ll find many people proclaiming it as a masterpiece and those few that do are probably working on a doctoral thesis with a vested interest in proving as muchBut place the text side by side with Aubrey Beardsley s famous illustrations and suddenly the written text is brimming with resonances it previously did not seem to possess The most famous line of the play is probably Herod s pronouncement that it is not wise to find symbols in everything that one sees It makes life full of terrors But that s exactly what Beardsley does he fills his illustrations with symbols both plucked from the text and from his own imagination and the results while at first glance look like the kind of ironically nostalgic thing a trendy San Francisco coffee shop would hang on its walls become upon closer inspection uite grotesue even a bit repulsiveThe result Beardsley s illustrations work to actively retranslate Wilde s text both locating within it and imposing upon it a kind of subversive sexuality embroidering upon Wilde s suggestion of uasi incest with undeniable overtones of bisexuality homosexuality and sexual ambiguity and deconstruction of all sorts Essentially Beardsley recontextualizes and reconfigures Wilde s play into something much different than it initially seems Making it in the end rather ironically much recognizably Wildean

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Have earned it a reputation as a masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement of fin de siècle EnglandWritten originally in French in this sinister tale of a woman scorned and her vengeance was translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas The play inspired some of Aubrey Beardsley's finest illustrations and an abridged version served as the text for Strauss. the mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death I bow to the greatness of Oscar Wilde This was the strangest work of his that I have read and trust me I ve read almost everything that this man has written It lacked the distinguishable witty sarcastic style of his and most importantly his uotes but that didn t make it any less interesting Salome is a play based on biblical figures and many symbols can be found here It s short and clever I repeat this isn t the typical Oscar Wilde that we are familiar with but still it s worth reading

  • Paperback
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  • Salome author Oscar Wilde
  • Oscar Wilde
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 9780486421278

About the Author: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit and a plentitude of aphorisms he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed especially The Importance of Being.



10 thoughts on “Salome author Oscar Wilde

  1. says:

    Salomé Salome Oscar WildeSalome French Salomé is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde The original 1891 version of the play was in French Three years later an English translation was published The play tells in one act the

  2. says:

    Reread with a friendA one act play not nearly as famous as Wilde’s other plays it is nevertheless fascinating From what I gather dur

  3. says:

    So this has to be one of the oddest most oddly enthralling things I've come across in a while Taken on it's own Wilde's play isn't much ponderous dull But combine it the whimsical illustrations by Aubrey Beardsl

  4. says:

    “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death”Wilde's Salome was weird and disgusting and also a little satisfying I can't really talk about any biblical historical or political backgrounds but it makes for an entertaining and unusual play that I'd love to see on stage some dayFind of my books on

  5. says:

    a gothic classic particularly pleasing if you are now or have ever been rejected by a man who thought he was better than you off with their heads

  6. says:

    the mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death I bow to the greatness of Oscar Wilde This was the str

  7. says:

    Salome is the daughter of Herodiade Herod's new wife Galileo's tetrarch She's beautiful; she dances well she charms In a shaft well kept she hears the voice of Iokanaan imprisoned because he says very disgusting things Some say he's the messiah Salome wants to see him And despite the reluctance of the soldiers despite th

  8. says:

    This one was kind of odd Very short it’s hard to imagine it being performed as an actual play It must have been an incredibly short play The story was a bit strange but apparently it is adapted from or at least inspired by a particular biblical story that I’m not familiar with so I guess that’s why It was definitely interest

  9. says:

    This play is very different from the other plays by Wilde that I've read It's a tragedy based on a biblical story and the writing is accordin

  10. says:

    First of all I had no idea this was a one act play Then I found out it was originally written in French while Oscar Wilde was in exile in Paris to avoid the Victorian censorshipSalome is a tale of complex passion Oscar Wilde's Salome

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