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The Decay of Lying

The Decay of Lying

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Forlagsbeskrivelse af The Decay of Lying af Oscar Wilde

Could it be that people who never lie are devoid of creativity? If that’s true, then all creative art must be founded in lies. ‘The Decay of Lying’ is a beguiling essay on the nature of art, in all its forms. Set in the library of a country house in Nottinghamshire, and written as a dialogue between Cyril and Vivian, ‘The Decay of Lying’ sets out to prove just how creative we can all be, as long as we defy societal conventions. Referencing everyone from the Ancient Greeks to Shakespeare, this is Wilde at his most thoughtful and mischievous. For anyone interested in art or witty debate. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and wit. He was an advocate of the Aesthetic movement, which extolled the virtues of art for the sake of art. During his career, Wilde wrote nine plays, including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan,’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance,’ many of which are still performed today. His only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was adapted for the silver screen, in the film, ‘Dorian Gray,’ starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth. In addition, Wilde wrote forty-three poems, and seven essays. His life was the subject of a film, starring Stephen Fry.

Detaljer

Forlag
SAGA Egmont
ISBN
9788728104002
Sprog
Engelsk
Originaltitel
The Decay of Lying
Udgivelsesdato
18-04-2022
Format
E-bog
E-bog format
REFLOWABLE
Filtype
Epub
DRM beskyttelse
DigitalVandmaerkning
Datamængde
204 KB
Varenr.
3016525
EAN nr.
9788728104002
Varegruppe
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