August 17: Oscar Wilde

August 17: Oscar Wilde's "Milton" | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
August 17: Oscar Wilde’s “Milton” | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello Cobblers!

Today we celebrate the work of Oscar Wilde for no other reason than “Why not?”. Monday’s are never easy, but Oscar Wilde makes it better.

Wilde was a poet, playwright, and novelist from Ireland. He was a bit of a rock-star in his day, and honestly, he’s still a bit of one.

If you’d like to read his poem from which the image is taken from, click here: “4. To Milton”.

Here’s an interesting feature on Wilde and his life in The New Yorker: “Deceptive Picture: How Oscar Wilde painted over ‘Dorian Grey’“.

And to go along with that last one, University of Missouri-Kansas City has a whole site dedicated famous trials, inlcuding Wilde’s infamous trial. They have transcripts and letters written about the trial by Wilde. Check it out: “The Trials of Oscar Wilde: 1895”.

Until tomorrow, keep reading.

 

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