Oscar Wilde: Poetry and aesthetics

Take a closer look at the Irish playwright’s life and the fashionable, indulgent myth he built up around himself

Oscar: the early years

A homeland gutted by starvation and disease

The British Library

Academics and aesthetics

Life, for Oscar Wilde, was about art over morals, beauty over practicality.

Poetry and American pursuits

The British Library

From plays to prison

NY Times


A closer look at Wilde’s work: “Hélas”

Listen to this story and hear a reading of “Hélas” on the tiff loves words podcast.

Author of Be Happy, B*tch. Tiff is a storyteller, a poet and a public servant. She loves summer in Oregon, her dog Roosevelt and the smell of old books.

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