Only the shallow know themselves.

Only the shallow know themselves. God knows; I won't be an Oxford don anyhow. I'll be a poet, a writer, a dramatist. Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious. Or perhaps I'll lead the life of pleasure for a time and then—who knows?—rest and do nothing. What does Plato say is the highest end that man can attain here below? To sit down and contemplate the good. Perhaps that will be the end of me too.

A blog entirely dedicated to Oscar Wilde's genius.

"Hey there! I was wondering if you could recommend a good critical edition on Oscar's dramas; I start writing my thesis about them this autumn and some beautifully annoted text would definitely come in handy."

Asked by lostprinceofwinterfell

fuckyeahoscarwilde:

Hello, yes, I’m here to help!

Well, first of all,annotated editions of his works, like this one. Or an analysis of (one of) his plays like this one. There’s also “The Oscholars”, you should definitelly check out their website.

And, not exactly about his works, but the biography by Richard Ellmann is pretty awesome and packed with info about his life (but it has a lor of wrong info, so there’s this book with all the needed corrections).

There are also some very good essays archived in this blog under the “fandom” tag (along with a variety of things, so be patient when checking).

If anyone has any bookrecs that might help lostprinceofwinterfell please reblog this and add the links or send them as a reply to this post.

Pendant made using Wilde’s handwriting by Snake and Fawn! 

Buy it here.

"Hey there! I was wondering if you could recommend a good critical edition on Oscar's dramas; I start writing my thesis about them this autumn and some beautifully annoted text would definitely come in handy."

Asked by lostprinceofwinterfell

Hello, yes, I’m here to help!

Well, first of all,annotated editions of his works, like this one. Or an analysis of (one of) his plays like this one. There’s also “The Oscholars”, you should definitelly check out their website.

And, not exactly about his works, but the biography by Richard Ellmann is pretty awesome and packed with info about his life (but it has a lor of wrong info, so there’s this book with all the needed corrections).

There are also some very good essays archived in this blog under the “fandom” tag (along with a variety of things, so be patient when checking).

If anyone has any bookrecs that might help lostprinceofwinterfell please reblog this and add the links or send them as a reply to this post.

Fuck Yeah Oscar Wilde turned 4 today!

4 YEARS!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I hope to continue posting until you hate me or tumblr decays like Myspace, whatever happens first.
(I’ve been so lazy in this past four years, sorry for that.)

Fuck Yeah Oscar Wilde turned 4 today!

4 YEARS!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I hope to continue posting until you hate me or tumblr decays like Myspace, whatever happens first.

(I’ve been so lazy in this past four years, sorry for that.)

"HI DO ME A FAVOR AND PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK FOR WRITING THIS BLOG BECAUSE IT HELPED ME WITH MY RESEARCH PAPER YOU DA BAE"

Asked by keatonslipbite

image

 

YOOOOOO

That’s awesome! (Now I can add to my resume that I manage a website that is a reliable soure of information for research papers lol)

Reblogged from moriarty221b

moriarty221b:

Did I ever talk about my passion for Oscar Wilde face? 

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For those there is hope."

Reblogged from inmemoriaeexamoris

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via inmemoriaeexamoris)

mirabim:

It’s Oscar Wilde’s grave, in Paris (père Lachaise cemetery)

Reblogged from great-fallen-angel

mirabim:

It’s Oscar Wilde’s grave, in Paris (père Lachaise cemetery)

"'The heart contains passion but the imagination alone contains poetry,' says Charles Baudelaire. This too was the lesson that Theophile Gautier, most subtle of all modern critics, most
fascinating of all modern poets, was never tired of teaching -
‘Everybody is affected by a sunrise or a sunset.’ The absolute
distinction of the artist is not his capacity to feel nature so
much as his power of rendering it."

Reblogged from colorin-productions

'The English Renaissance of Art', Oscar Wilde (via colorin-productions)

"He was so fond of being many-sided that among his sides he even admitted the right side. He loved so much to multiply his souls that he had among them one soul at least that was saved. He desired all beautiful things - even God."

Reblogged from wildeanwithoutaclue

G. K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde (via wildeanwithoutaclue)

"I am too fond of reading books to care to write them."

Reblogged from observando

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via observando)

Reblogged from barbaric-yawping

"Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious."

Reblogged from badflingwithagoodgirl

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (via badflingwithagoodgirl)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

Reblogged from tksween

Oscar Wilde (via tksween)

cassandrajohnstone:

Gothic Novel Pin-ups: DORIAN GRAYfrom Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Reblogged from cassandrajohnstone

cassandrajohnstone:

Gothic Novel Pin-ups: DORIAN GRAY
from Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”