Beautiful Untrue Things

Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife

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Borrowing its title from Oscar Wilde’s essay “The Decay of Lying,” this study engages questions of fraudulent authorship in the literary afterlife of Oscar Wilde. The unique cultural moment of...

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“Gregory Mackie treats the reader to stories attesting to the profound interest that Wilde’s persona and literary output generated even decades after his death. And aside from the cult of authorial...

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