This Joint Centennial Edition Of Salome And Under The Hill, United By Seventeen Of Beardsley S Unsurpassable Drawings, Is A Timely Rehabilitation Of These Two All Too Often Ignored Fin De Siecle Texts, And Constitues A Volume Of Unadulterated Decadent Erotica Which Must Surely Stand As The Apogee Of Its Kind Censored, Banned, And Ridiculed Upon Publication, Oscar Wilde S Salome, Written In 1892 In The French Language, Must Now Be Viewed As One Of The Greatest Of All Decadent Texts An Aesthetic Masterwork Which Has Seldom Been Accorded Due RespectSalome Is An Evocation Of Biblical Horror In Which Blasphemies Abound More Than This, Its Atmosphere Seethes With A Dangerous Erotic Charge From The Very Outset Relentless, Hypnotic Repetitions In The Words, Arranged In Fugue Candences, The Tale Unfolds With The Inexorable Acceleration Of An Orgasmic Nightmare Aubrey Beardsley S Under The Hill, A Short Work Commenced In 1894, But Left Unfinished At The Time Of Beardsley S Premature Demise, Nonetheless Achieves The Quintessence Of Decadence, An Evocation Of A Synaesthetic Pleasure Dome A Unique And Indispensable Text For Any Who Seek The Uttermost Extremes Of The Manifest Imagination.
Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.
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- Salome/ Under the Hill: Oscar Wilde/Aubrey Beardsley
- Oscar Wilde
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