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Friday 24 September 2010
A series of rare letters in which Oscar Wilde appears to proposition the editor of a ladies' magazine sold for more than £30,000 today, an auction house said.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
From Aristophanes, who attacked Euripedes in his play The Frogs (Euripedes was safely dead by that point), to the critic Harold Bloom, who recently consigned Harry Potter to the "vast concourse of works that cram the dustbins of the ages", Gary Dexter's book compiles pithy put-downs and waspish jibes from writers.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
If he is remembered at all, Pater is known for his influence on Oscar Wilde. In his introduction to this "incendiary" text of 1873, Matthew Beaumont describes it as being seen in the "bourgeois imagination" as "the literary equivalent of Zuleika Dobson".
Thursday 08 July 2010
Sunday 30 May 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
Thursday 25 February 2010
Gordon Brown pledged to stand with gay people until "justice was achieved".
Sunday 17 January 2010
This slickly scripted new interpretation of Oscar Wilde's novel stars Ben Barnes as the handsome aristocrat who will never age as long as his portrait does it for him, and Colin Firth as the ultimate bad influence.
Friday 04 December 2009
Rather like Oscar Wilde’s talking dog, the wonder of the Office for National Statistics’ work is not that it is done badly, but that it is done at all.
Friday 04 December 2009
In the week of the 109th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s death, The Independent is giving you an exclusive chance to listen to and download a new drama by Made in Manchester/Dark Smile, written by Thomas Wright, about the 19th Century writer, wit and raconteur.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
For Oliver Parker to have made one Oscar Wilde adaptation (An Ideal Husband) could be considered a misfortune.
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