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Begun Spring 2007; 23rd update February 2011


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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

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A Chinese Sage

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The Decay of Lying

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De Profundis

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Fairy Tales

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The Importance of being Earnest

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Lady Windermere's Fan

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Portrait of Mr W.H.

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Short Stories

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The Soul of Man under Socialism

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Wilde & Art

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Wilde’s Character & Characteristics

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Wilde & His Contemporaries

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Wilde & the Gender Question

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Wilde & The Law

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Wilde & Music

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Wilde & Politics

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Wilde & Religion

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Wilde’s Reputation & Influence

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Wilde Travels

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Wilde’s Women

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Wilde, Sir William

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McCormack, Jerusha

From Chinese wisdom to Irish wit: Zhuangzi and Oscar Wilde’
Irish University Review: a journal of Irish Studies
, Vol. 37 part 2, September 2007


Alkalay-Gut, Karen

‘The Thing He Loves: Murder as æsthetic Experience in The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Victorian Poetry  Vol. 35, 1997, pp.349-66


Robinson, Douglas

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis: Homosexual Self-Fashioning on the Other Side Of Scandal’
Victorian Literature and Culture, Volume 27, Issue 2, September 1999, pp. 547-566


Doylen, Michael R.

Liar Paradox Monism, A Wildean Solution to the Explanatory Gap between Materialism and Qualia.
Minerva, An Internet Journal of Philosophy, No. 14 pp.66-106, November 2010

Foster, David

‘Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, and the rhetoric of agency’
Papers on Language and Literature, Winter 2001 and

Schroeder, Horst

‘The ‘Definitive’ Edition of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis’

Snider, Clifton

‘Oscar Wilde, Queer Addict: Biography and De Profundis
The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies 23 (2003)


Duffy, John Charles

‘Gay-related Themes in the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde’
Victorian Literature and Culture, Volume 29, Issue 02, September 2001, pp.327-349

Goodenough, Elizabeth

‘Oscar Wilde, Victorian Fairy Tales, and the Meanings of Atonement’
The Lion and the Unicorn - Volume 23, Number 3, September 1999, pp. 336-354

Nassaar, Christopher S.

‘Andersen’s “The Shadow” and Wilde’s “The Fisherman and His Soul”: A Case of Influence’
Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Sep., 1995), pp. 217-224

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Snider, Clifton

‘“On the Loom of Sorrow”: Eros and Logos in Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales’
The Victorian Newsletter No. 84 (1993): 1-8


Parker, David

'Oscar Wilde's Great Farce: The Importance of being Earnest'
Modern Language Quarterly 1974; 35 pp.173-186

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Snider, Clifton

‘Synchronicity and the Trickster in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies 27 (2005)


Green, R.J.

‘Oscar Wilde’s Intentions: An Early Modernist Manifesto’
British Journal of Æsthetics 13 : 4 1973 pp.397-404.


Conen, Simone

Social Criticism in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan
Grin Publishing 2000.

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Betelli, Christelle

Le Double ou l’Esthétique du Paradoxe dans trois œuvres d’Oscar Wilde : The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest et Salomé
Cycnos vol.25 : Special issue on The Double, February 2008

Buma, Michael

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray, or, the embarrassing orthodoxy of Oscar Wilde’
Victorian Newsletter, March 2005

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Clausson, Nils

‘“Culture and Corruption”: Paterian Self-Development versus Gothic Degeneration in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Papers on Language and Literature, Fall 2003

Dawson, Terence

‘The Dandy in The Picture of Dorian Gray: Towards an Archetypal Theory of Wit’
New Comparison 3, Summer 1987

Kent, Julia

Oscar Wilde’s False Notes: Dorian Gray and English Realism’
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Issue 48, November 2007

Law, Joe

“The perniciously homosexual art”: Music and homoerotic desire in The Picture of Dorian
and other fin de siècle fiction’
Chapter VIII of Sophie Fuller & Nicky Losseff (eds): The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction. Ashgate 2004 pp.173-196.

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Louvel, Liliane

Reprise, rewriting reprising in literature : Dorian’s New Clothes’”’
Paper given at the Conference ‘Rewriting / Reprising – La reprise en littérature’,
13th -14th October 2006, Lyon, France

McGinn, Colin

The Picture: Dorian Gray’
Chapter VI of Ethics, Evil and Fiction (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999)

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Nassaar, Christopher S.

‘The Problem of the Jewish Manager in The Picture of Dorian Gray’
The Wildean 22, July 2002

Ramel, Annie and Paccaud-Huguet, Josiane

‘From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Dorian: An Imitation rending, mending and ending’
Paper presented at the Colloquium ‘Rewriting / Reprising - La reprise en littérature, 13th/14th October 2006, Lyon, France

Zeender, Marie-Noëlle

Dorian Gray et ses doubles : les avatars de la réplication’
Cycnos vol.25 : Special issue on
The Double, February 2008


Lennartz, Norbert

Oscar Wilde’s The Sphinx–a dramatic monologue of the dandy as a young man
Philological Quarterly , Vol. LXXXIV no. 3, 2004


Le Gallienne, Richard

‘The Lost “Portrait of Mr. W.H.”’
The New York Times 24th July 1921

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Teng, Yiching

‘Le faux, "représentation parfaite" dans The Portrait of Mr. W. H. d’Oscar Wilde’
Cycnos, études anglophones Volume 20 n°2 July 2005


Caddy, Davinia

'Variations on the Dance of the Seven Veils'
Cambridge Opera Journal, Volume 17 Issue 01, March 2005, pp 37-58

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Dierkes-Thrun, Petra

'"The Brutal Music and the Delicate Text"? The Aesthetic Relationship between Wilde's and Strauss's Salome Reconsidered'
Modern Language Quarterly, 2008; 69 pp.367-389

Erhardt, Otto

Richard Strauss: La vita e l'opera. Milano: Ricordi 1957, pp. 175-183

Fernbach, Amanda

‘Wilde’s Salomé and the Ambiguous Fetish’
Victorian Literature and Culture, Volume 29, Issue 1, March 2001, pp. 195–218

Ganz, Arthur

‘Transformations of the Child Temptress: Mélisande, Salomé, Lulu’
Opera Quarterly.1987; 5: 12-20

Hamberlin, Larry

'Visions of Salome: The Femme Fatale in American Popular Songs before 1920'
Journal of the American Musicological Society , December 2006 Vol. 59 No. 3 pp.631– 696

Krehbiel, Henry

'The "Salome" of Wilde and Strauss'
New York Tribune, 23 January 1907
With a new introduction by Joseph Horowitz

Le Juez, Brigitte

‘Art, écriture et moralité : Flaubert modèle d’Oscar Wilde’
Studies in History, Literature and Politics (edd. Eamon Maher & Grace Neville),
Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2003 pp.83-97

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Lewis, Hanna B.

Salome and Elektra: Sisters or Strangers’
Orbis Litterarum, Volume 31, Issue 2, June 1976, pp.125-133

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Marcovitch, Heather

‘The princess, persona, and subjective desire: a reading of Oscar Wilde’s Salome’
Papers on Language & Literature, January 2004

Navarre, Joan

‘Paul Verlaine and A Platonic Lament:
Beardsley’s portrayal of a parallel love story in Wilde’s Salome
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, vol. 51 no.2 March 2008

Ogane, Atsuko

'Hérodias, splendeur du vers et de la prose : le serpent ou la genèse de la femme fatale dans la danse de Salomé'
Revue Flaubert , no.9 2009

Skaggs, Carmen Trammell

‘Modernity’s revision of the dancing daughter: The Salome narrative of Wilde and Strauss’
College Literature, Summer 2002

Thomas, David Wayne

‘The “Strange Music” of Salomé: Oscar Wilde’s Rhetoric of Verbal Musicality.’
Mosaic (March 2000): pp.15-38.

Walkowitz, Judith R.

‘‘The “Vision of Salome”: Cosmopolitanism and Erotic Dancing in Central London 1908–1918.’
American Historical Review, Vol. CVIII, no 2, April 2003

Yohalem, John

‘The Salome Scandals of 1907’
Opera New, Vol. 68 no. 9, March 2004


Villegas Obed, Leonara R.

'Approaching an irony of difference:
the Self as an outsider in the short stories of Oscar Wilde'
Journal of the Short Story in English no.29 Autumn 1997


Orwell, George

'The Soul of Man under Socialism'
The Observer, 9th May 1948


Chen, Qi

'Aristocracy for the Common People: Chinese Commodities in Oscar Wilde's Aestheticism'
Victorian Network Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 2009)

Small, Ian

‘Semiotics and Oscar Wilde’s Accounts of Art’
British Journal of Æsthetics 25 1985 pp.50-56

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Brun, Agathe

'De Profundis d’Oscar Wilde : la quête d’identité du dandy en prison'
Magma : Revue Electronique en Science Humaines et Sociales, Vol. 8 no 1, January 2010

Ivory, Yvonne

‘Wilde’s Renaissance: Poison, Passion, and Personality’
Victorian Literature and Culture, Volume 35, Issue 02, September 2007, pp 517-536

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Mendelsohn, Daniel

Oscar Wilde, Classics Scholar
New York Review of Books, 11th November 2010

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Vickers, Jonathan & Copeland, Peter

‘The Voice of Oscar Wilde: An Investigation’
BASC News , no. 2, 1987, pp. 21-25


Ahmadgoli, Kamran & Small, Ian

‘The creative editor: Robert Ross, Oscar Wilde and the Collected Works’
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, vol. 51 no.2 March 2008

Beresiner, Yasha

‘Oscar Wilde a University Mason’
Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry, n.d.

Brake, Laurel

‘The Discourses of Journalism: “Arnold and Pater” Again—and Wilde’
Chapter V of Pater in the 1990s, edited by Laurel Brake and Ian Small.

Divay, Gaby

‘English and French Decadents in Germany: Felix Paul Greve’s Translations of Wilde, Gide & Wells, 1902–1909’
Paper presented at the 2nd Midlands Conference on Language & Literature Creighton University, 29th April 1989

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Divay, Gaby

‘Felix Paul Greve’s Translations, 1902-1909: their reception in contemporary journals’
Paper presented at the LCMND Conference, Grand Forks, October 1989

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Douglas, Lord Alfred

'Mes fréquentations littéraires à Paris' Chapitre XXIX d'Oscar Wilde et quelques autres.
Traduit de l'anglais par Arnold Van Gennep
Librairie Gallimard, Les Contemporains vus de près, 1930

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Ellmann, Richard

‘Oscar at Oxford’
New York Review of Books Vol. 31, No 5, 29th March 1984

Finnerty, Páraic

'The Daisy and the Dandy: Emily Dickinson and Oscar Wilde'
Symbiosis : A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 9.1 (April 2005) 63-87

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Freudenheim, Leslie

Oscar Wilde, Joseph Worcester, and the English Arts & Crafts Movement, An Historical Footnote’
Website of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, July 2008

Lebailly, Hugues

‘Mirages d’Eldorado, les illusions perdues de Woolner, Whistler et Wilde’
Kubaba, the research journal of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Maguire, J. Robert

‘Oscar Wilde and The Dreyfus Affair’
Victorian Studies Vol. 41, No 1

Manolescu, Nicolae

Wilde si Morand
Romania Literara No 9. 7 March 2001

Mayer, Sandra and Pfeifer, Barbara

‘The Reception of Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw in the
Light of Early Twentieth Century Austrian Censorship’
Platform Vol.2 No.2. Autumn 2007

McCormack, Jerusha.

'Becoming John Gray: the beginning of celebrity culture?'
Lecture given at the Dublin City Library & Archive 26th April 2010

Mouret, François J.L.

‘La Première Rencontre d’André Gide et d’Oscar Wilde: Un Point d’Histoire Littéraire’
French Studies.1968; XXII: 37-39

Mulvihill, Maureen E.

‘Ephebe, extreme beauty and the seduction of Oscar Wilde’
Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2002

Olson, Tanya

‘“I would be master still": Dracula as the aftermath of the Wilde
trials and Irish Land League policies’
third space 2 : 1, November 2002

Roden, Frederick S.

Marc-André Raffalovich: A Russian-French-Jewish-Catholic Homosexual in Oscar Wilde’s London Frederick S. Roden (ed.): Jewish/Christian/Queer - Cross Roads and Identities. Ashgate 2009

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Wright, Barbara

‘Baudelaire, Wilde, the Actress and the Mask’
French Studies Bulletin 22, Winter 2001 pp.5–7

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Adut, Ari

‘A Theory of Scandal: Victorians, Homosexuality, and the Fall of Oscar Wilde’
American Journal of Sociology, July 2005, Vol. 111, No. 1: pp. 213–248

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Glenn, Joshua

Wilde and Camp
Hermenaut 11 12 December 2000

Joyce, Simon

‘Sexual Politics and the Aesthetics of Crime: Oscar Wilde in the Nineties’
ELH - Volume 69, Number 2, Summer 2002, pp. 501-523

Mageo, Jeannette-Marie

‘Samoa on the Wilde Side: Male Transvestism, Oscar Wilde, and Liminality in Making Gender’
Ethos, Vol. 24 No. 4 (December 1996) pp. 588-627

Medd, Jodi

‘“The Cult of the Clitoris: Anatomy of a National Scandal’’
Modernism / modernity Vol. IX, No.1 pp 21–49

Quesada Monge, Rodrigo

‘El amor que no se atreve a decir su nombre.  Oscar Wilde y la cuestión homosexual
Escáner Cultural, ISSN 1138-7734, 30 2001 htm

Stetz, Margaret D.

‘Oscar Wilde at the Movies: British Sexual Politics and The Green Carnation (1960)’
Biography - Volume 23, Number 1, Winter 2000, pp. 90–107


Old Bailey

The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court 1674-1913

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The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

It is surprisingly difficult to find an authoritative text on line.
A reasonable version can be found at
The ‘Labouchere Amendment’ is s.11.

Kaplan, Morris B.

‘Literature in the Dock: The Trials of Oscar Wilde’
Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 31, pp. 113-130, March 2004

Linder, Douglas

‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde: An Account'
Social Services Research Network, Date posted: 23rd October 2007.
Last revised: 23rd November 2007

Morris, Anthony John Hunter QC.

The legal issues of the Wilde case, seven articles
Queensland Bar News, May-December 2003

Queirolo Bravo, Jorge

Oscar Wilde: víctima de la represión victoriana Introspección en la vida y obra de este gran personaje
Cañasanta, Rivista sobre Arte y Literatura Latinoamericano 27th March 2008

Salamensky, S. I.

‘Re-Presenting Oscar Wilde: Wilde's Trials, Gross Indecency,and Documentary Spectacle’
Theatre Journal Vol. 54 No. 4, December 2002, pp. 575-588

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Wan, Marco

From the Rack to the Press: Representation of the Oscar Wilde Trials in the French Newspaper Le Temps
Law and Literature March 2006, Vol. 18, No. 1: 47–67

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McElroy, Wendy.

'The Political Philosophy of Oscar Wilde'
The Future of Freedom Foundation 25th February 2010


Burke, Rev. Edmund, C. P.

‘Oscar Wilde: The Final Scene’
The London Magazine Vol. 1 No 2, May 1961


Bashford, Bruce

When Critics Disagree: Recent Approaches to Oscar Wilde’
Victorian Literature and Culture, Volume 30, Issue 2. September 2002, pp. 613-625

De Castro, Mariana

Oscar Wilde, Fernando Pessoa, and the art of lying’
Portuguese Studies , Vol. XXII no.2 September 2006 pp.219-49,+Fernando+Pessoa,+and+the+art+of+lying.-a0153241195

Galis-Menendez, Juan

Jose Marti, Oscar Wilde, and Idealist Aesthetics’
Published on the author’s website. See too Juan Galis-Menendez: Paul Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Freedom (2004)

Holland, Merlin

‘The 10 most popular misconceptions about Oscar Wilde’
The Guardian, Wednesday 7 May 2003

Newell, Stephanie

Fragments of Oscar Wilde in colonial Nigeria: the story of J. M. Stuart-Young’
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, Vol. 47 no. 1, January 2004 pp.3-27

Vernadakis, Emmanuel

Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and the Palimpsest of the Courtesan’
Paper given at the Conference ‘Rewriting / Reprising - La reprise en littérature
13th -14th October 2006, Lyon, France

Wheatcroft, Geoffrey

‘Not Green, Not Red, Not Pink’
Atlantic Monthly May 2003

Winning, Joanne

Wilde identifications: queering the sexual and the national in the work of Eve Langley’
Australian Literary Studies Vol. XX no. 4, October 2002


Scowcroft, Philip

‘Music Inspired By Oscar Wilde’
Music Web International, December 2001.


Dall'Orto, Giovanni

Oscar Wilde in Italia (1897)
Babilonia , May 1997

Davis, Lisa E.

‘Oscar Wilde in Spain’
Comparative Literature, Vol. 25 No. 2 (Spring1973) pp. 136-152

Quesada Monge, Rodrigo

‘Oscar Wilde en América Latina’
Escáner Cultural, ISSN 1138-7734, 66 2004

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Ledger, Sally

‘Wilde women and the yellow book: the sexual politics of aestheticism and decadence’
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, vol.50 No.1 January 2007

Quesada Monge, Rodrigo

‘Esfinges sin misterio.  Las mujeres de Oscar Wilde’
Escáner Cultural, ISSN 1138-7734, 31 2001

Wilde, Sir William

Cashman, E. C.

'Otolaryngology and Irish literature: An important medico-literary alliance'
Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, 1st December 2010; 143(6): 745-8

Sorsby, A

'Nineteenth century provincial eye hospitals (with special reference to those no longer extant)'
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 1st September 1946; 30: 501-46;20997680


Chantoiseau, Jean-Baptiste

‘De la fascination à l’abjection: enquête sur la perte d’aura de la figure du snob dans la littérature contemporaine’
Equinoxes, Issue 9: Printemps/Eté 2007

Nieto, Antonio

'Eloge du Dandy'
Le Temps 24th September 2008

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Tacium, David

Le Dandysme et la crise de l’identité masculine à la fin du XIXe siècle: Huysmans, Pater, Dossi’
University of Montréal Ph.D thesis 1998

Winn, Phillip

‘Taxonomic trends, literary fashions and lace handkerchiefs: the decadent aesthete as homosexual in vogue’
Mots Pluriels no 10 April 1999


Memba, Javier

‘Oscar Wilde, el esteta, el decadente, el snob’
Diario El Mundo, 28th July, 2002

Oswald, Victor A. Jr

'Oscar Wilde, Stefan George, Heliogabalus'
Modern Language Quarterly, December 1949; 10 pp.517 - 525

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Pacheco, Jose Emilio

‘Wilde en su (tercer) mundo’
Letras Libres Vol.
III no. 25, January 2001 pp.26-29

Saint-Amour, Paul K.

Oscar Wilde: Orality, Literary Property, and Crimes of Writing’
Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 55, No. 1 (June, 2000), pp. 59-91

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Sontag, Susan

‘Vautrin's Cigar’ [Wilde, Proust, Balzac] with a reply by Richard Ellmann
New York Review of Books, Vol. 24, No 17, 27th October1977



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