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Het belang van ernst : een lichtvaardig blijspel voor serieuze mensen

Oscar Wilde (author), Gerrit Komrij (translator)

Het belang van ernst : een lichtvaardig blijspel voor serieuze mensen

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Title
Het belang van ernst : een lichtvaardig blijspel voor serieuze mensen
Author
Oscar Wilde
Translator
Gerrit Komrij
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people
Publisher
Amsterdam: Baal, 1983 | Other editions
112 p.

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About Oscar Wilde

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, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. 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 for consensual homosexual acts, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultura…Read more on Wikipedia

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