The Critic as Artist Upon the Importance of Doing Nothing and Discussing Everything

THE CRITIC AS ARTIST WITHSOME REMARKS UPON THE IMPORTANCE OF
DISCUSSING EVERYTHING A DIALOGUE. Part II. Persons: the same. Scene: the
same. Ernest: The ortolans were delightful, and the Chambertin perfect, and ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 9781595690821

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Criticism is itself an art." This is one of the singular arguments in what must be one of Oscar Wilde's most compelling critical dialogues ever published. The Critic as Artist explores Wilde's defense of criticism through sharp, witty dialogue and riveting, thoughtful arguments. This theoretical dialogue uses prime examples to discuss many elements, such as criticism as an art form, the true definition of a critic, criticism's value over art, and more. A special treasure for admirers of Wilde and a welcome addition to any bookshelf, The Critic as Artist exemplifies the playwright's witty look on the world and his true love of art.

Intentions

Intentions is a collection of works about British arts and drama by Oscar Wilde which includes the following selections: The decay of lying -- Pen, pencil, and poison -- The critic as artist: with some remarks upon the importance of doing ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Binker North

ISBN: CORNELL:31924079621854

Category: Aesthetics, British

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Intentions is a collection of works about British arts and drama by Oscar Wilde which includes the following selections: The decay of lying -- Pen, pencil, and poison -- The critic as artist: with some remarks upon the importance of doing nothing -- The critic as artist: with some remarks upon the importance of discussing everything -- The truth of masks. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles.As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and interior decoration, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

Bloom s How to Write about Oscar Wilde

THE CRITIC AS ARTIST READING TO WRITE The first question to ask about The
Critic as Artist concerns one of the first ... upon the importance of doing nothing;
Part Two: With some remarks upon the importance of discussing everything).

Author: Amy S. Watkin

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126500

Category: Criticism

Page: 209

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Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.

Beauty Blissfulness Tragedy The Life of Oscar Wilde

THE CRITIC AS ARTIST — WITH SOME REMARKS UPON THE IMPORTANCE
OF DISCUSSING EVERYTHING A ... Conversation should touch everything, but
should concentrate itself on nothing. ... creative work that creative work does to
the visible world of form and colour, or the unseen world of passion and of
thought.

Author: Frank Harris

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664112286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 3019

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"Beauty, Blissfulness & Tragedy: The Life of Oscar Wilde" is a biography of the famous Irish writer, poet and dramatist, written by his friend Frank Harris. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, Wilde became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays and poetry, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde is a central figure in aesthetic writing. His controversial, open lifestyle was the reason he was charged and eventually convicted for the crime of sodomy.

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde 250 Titles in One Edition

THE CRITIC AS ARTIST — WITH SOME REMARKS UPON THE IMPORTANCE
OF DISCUSSING EVERYTHING A ... Conversation should touch everything, but
should concentrate itself on nothing. ... is in fact an art by itself, occupying the
same relation to creative work that creative work does to the visible world of form
and ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066051815

Category: Drama

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Oscar Wilde collection: Plays: Vera The Duchess of Padua Lady Windermere's Fan A Woman of No Importance Salomé Salome (English Version) An Ideal Husband The Importance of Being Earnest La Sainte Courtisane A Florentine Tragedy For Love of the King Novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Original Version) The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Revised 20 Chapter Version) Short Stories: The Portrait of Mr. W. H. The Happy Prince and Other Tales: The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Selfish Giant The Remarkable Rocket A House of Pomegranates: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and His Soul The Star-Child Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Canterville Ghost The Sphinx Without a Secret The Model Millionaire Poetry: Ravenna Hélas! Eleutheria Sonnet to Liberty Ave Imperatrix Louis Napoleon. Quantum Mutata Libertatis Sacra Fames Theoretikos The Garden of Eros Rosa Mystica The Burden of Itys Wind Flowers Impression du Matin Magdalen Walks Athanasia Serenade Endymion La Bella Donna della Mia Mente Chanson Charmides Flowers of Gold The Sphinx The Ballad of Reading Gaol… Essays & Lectures: Intentions The Decay of Lying The Critic as Artist Pen, Pencil, and Poison The Truth of Masks The Rise of Historical Criticism The English Renaissance of Art House Decoration Art and the Handicraftsman Lecture to Art Students London Models Poems in Prose The Soul of Man under Socialism De Profundis Impressions of America… Literary Reviews: Dinners and Dishes A Modern Epic Shakespeare on Scenery A Bevy of Poets Parnassus versus Philology… Other Works: Aphorisms Des Grieux (Prelude to Teleny) Teleny Letters: Letters to the Daily Chronicle Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life Letters on Dorian Gray Letters to Robert Ross Oscar Wilde, His life and Confessions – Biography by Frank Harris

Oscar Wilde

On the other hand , the thesis of “ The Critic as Artist ” is a political one : if
everyone were a literary critic , no one would ... s in " The Critic as Artist , ” in
which the subtitles indicate the importance of “ doing nothing ” and “ discussing
everything .

Author: Jonathan Freedman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017522231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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For all Literature and/or Literary Criticism courses. A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays, selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general public. Now the New Century Views series, co-edited by Richard Brodhead and Maynard Mack, offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment. Each volume captures and makes accessible the most stimulating critical writing of our time on crucial literary figures of the past and present. Also included in each is an introduction to the author's life and work, a chronology of important dates, and a selected bibliography.

The Fireworks of Oscar Wilde

Author: Owen Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001684427

Category: Epigrams

Page: 282

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This is an anthology of the wittiest and most memorable of Oscar Wilde's epigrams, aphorisms and anecdotes conveying the liveliness of Wilde's mind. The anthology is arranged alphabetically under subject matter and includes some material that has never previously been published.

Recollections of Oscar Wilde

... Winter Ridge (ISBN 9781595690692) Carl Van Vechten: Caruso's Moustache
and Other Writings About Music (ISBN 9781595690708) Oscar Wilde: The Critic
as Artist. Upon the Importance of Doing Nothing and Discussing Everything.

Author: André Gide

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 9781595690814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 71

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Three men of literature - Nobel Prize winner Andre Gide, the French Ernest La Jeunesse and the German Franz Blei - present their "Recollections" of the last years of Oscar Wilde. this present little volume disclose some few facts from the man's life after leaving prison. The author of "De Profundis," after all the resolutions and conclusions in that document, reverted to his baser self, and died with his life fallen far below the altitude marked in the prison letters. That knowledge of a few is set forth in concrete, intimate manner in the pages of this book.

Aestheticism and Oscar Wilde

opinion a good critic is not to be qualified by such words as » fair » , » rational » ,
or » sincere » , but solely by the fact whether he has the right temperament or not
. ... the opinion that Criticism may finally displace Art altogether , for its
subjectmatter increases and that of Art decreases . ... importance of doing nothing
» , and Part Two : >> With some remarks upon the importance of discussing
everything » .

Author: Aatos Ojala

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210002461109

Category: Aesthetics

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Oscar Wilde The Major Works

THE CRITIC AS ARTIST With some remarks upon the importance of discussing
everything” A Dialogue. Part II. Persons: the same. ... Conversation should touch
everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. Let us talk about Moral ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191606304

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oscar Wilde from Ravenna to Salom

139 ) The most interesting thing with the highest criticism is that it is concerned
simply with oneself . ... Gilbert does not agree on that . ... Beauty reveals
everything , because it expresses nothing ” . ... The second part of the Critic as
Artist has as subtitle : " With some remarks upon the importance of discussing
everything ” .

Author: Walter W. Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000020671701

Category: English literature

Page: 132

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Book Review Digest

The author , as is usual with her , keeps well on the right side of the line that
divides sentiment from sentimentality . ... The decay of lying , defends lying as a
fine art ; Pen , pencil and poison , is an artistic appreciation of that prince of
poisoners , Thomas Griffiths ... is divided into two parts containing some remarks
upon the importance of doing nothing , and upon the importance of discussing
every thing .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112013681603

Category: Bibliography

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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

The Cumulative Book Review Digest

The decay of lying , defends lying as a fine art ; Pen , pencil and poison , is an
artistic appreciation of that prince of ... parts containing some remarks upon the
importance of doing nothing , and upon the importance of discussing every thing .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026050943

Category: Bibliography

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Oscar Wilde

He recognized that Life itself is an art , and has its modes of style no less than the
arts that seek to express it ” ( “ Pen , Pencil and Poison , ” p . 324 ) . ... Some
Remarks Upon the Importance of Doing Nothing , " was published in Nineteenth
Century in July , 1890 , while the second part , “ The Critic as Artist : With Some
Remarks Upon the Importance of Discussing Everything , " appeared in Criticism
81.

Author: Donald H. Ericksen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015000677107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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Briefly outlines the life of the controversial British writer, examines his poetry, stories, criticism, and dramas, and assesses his place in modern literature

The Critic

Slivinski , who seemed to be inspired by his picturesque surround - ings and the
character of his audience to do his best . There was nothing that he played more
suited to the room than the Chopin selections , and nothing that he played with a
more ... A well - KNOWN WRITER of humorous prose and verse was talking with
a bibliomaniac , a day or two ago , when the ... Mr . St . Gaudens is a great artist ,
and when he stopped the important works upon which he was engaged to design
 ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNXXCD

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Oscar Wilde

The other three are ' Pen , Pencil and Poison ' , ' The Decay of Lying ' , and ' The
Critic as Artist ' . The first of ... The Critic as Artist ' occupies considerably more
than half the book ; it had as its sub - title ' with some remarks upon the
importance of doing nothing ' . It is curious how ... Vivian has written an essay
called “ The Decay of Lying ' and is discussing it with Cyril , who shows signs of
disapprobation .

Author: Vyvyan Beresford Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003935785

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 144

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A biography of the late nineteenth century author who was one of the most successful playwrights and celebrated wits in the English-speaking world.

Selected Writings

THE CRITICAS ARTIST WITH SOME REMARKS UPON THE IMPORTANCE OF
DISCUSSING EVERYTHING A DIALOGUE . ... Conversation should touch
everything , but should concentrate itself on nothing . ... You have told me that the
highest criticism deals with art , not as expressive , but as impressive purely , and
is consequently both creative and independent , is in fact an art by itself ,
occupying the same relation to creative work that creative work does to the visible
world of form ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044953094

Category:

Page: 361

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Works

PART TWO With some remarks upon the importance of discussing everything
ERNEST : The ortolans were delightful, and ... Conversation should touch
everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing. ... You have told me that the
highest criticism deals with art, not as expressive, but as impressive purely, and is
consequently both creative and independent, is in fact an art by itself, occupying
the same relation to creative work that creative work does to the visible world of
form and ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000005367658

Category:

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The Critic

Here , again , we have a man writing on a many important directions . ... We have
nothing to lose by it “ The Decorations in the New Congressional Library " with
inteland everything to gain , " is the opinion ... accurate an idea of the artist's work
as who opposed them so bitterly , but who are now more than recon in Mr. Cole's
wood - engraving . ... In discussing the special features of the institution , he Day .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3464238

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