Publication Date: Modern Language Association of America, 2008
It is both a challenge and a pleasure to teach the works of Oscar Wilde, "the master of paradox," in the words of this volume's editor.
Wilde wrote at a pivotal moment between the Victorian period and modernism, and his work is sometimes considered prescient of the postmodern age. He is now taught in theatre, literature, and a variety of university courses.
This volume is divided into two parts. The first, "Materials," suggests editions, resources, and criticism, both in print and online, that may be useful for the teacher. The second part, "Approaches," contains twenty-five essays that discuss Wilde's plays, stories, fairy tales, poetry, essays, letters, and life--from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines.
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