“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Earnest”
May 31, 2017

Oscar Wilde was a glorious comet across the literary night sky of Victorian England. His parents were Anglo-Irish, but his mother wrote fiercely pro – Irish poetry (“The Famine Year”) He was highly-educated and moved easily, wittily and flamboyantly through London society. He was a champion of the “Aesthetic Movement“, a reaction to the Utilitarianism …continue reading »