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Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum
The Truth of Masks





ISBN 9780367601164
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
372 Pages

 
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This book presents a philosophical context to show how Oscar Wilde broke from idealism, and challenges recent neo-historicist readings of Wilde which seem content to limit his irruptive power. It reads Wilde through Deleuze and postmodern philosophical commentary on the simulacrum.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Event Named Wilde, or, Wilde with Deleuze 2. Intentions 3. Intensities 4. Proper Names 5. Doubles 6. Commodities 7. Bodies 8. Women 9. Styles 10. Conclusion: Wilde’s Ethics of Joy

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Giles Whiteley