With its thirty-three previously unpublished Oscar Wilde letters and its poignant recollections of a man as spontaneous, humane, and sincere as he was prodigiously witty, Vyvyan Holland's memoir of his famous father has come to be regarded as a biographical classic in Wildean studies. Sharply observed, vivid, and dispassionate, it offers not only an unforgettable portrait of Wilde himself, his circle of friends, and his band of persecutors, but also a touching chronicle of Holland's own childhood, of the loneliness he experienced as the son of a remarkable, notorious father and of his emergence from the shadows of cruel injustice and dark scandal. "Fascinating for the light it sheds on Wilde's Oxford days and on his domestic life." - Atlantic Monthly "A strange chronicle . . . of considerable literary value." - New Yorker "Mr. Holland's vivid glimpses of the aftermath of that cause celebre of the Nineties [do] a valuable service of his father's memory." - Saturday Review "An essential addition to Wildeana by a witness uniquely qualified to testify" - Library Journal "A biographical tour de force" - Observer
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Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110786707011
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0786707011
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 786707011