“The art most nigh to tears and memory”: The Representation of Music in Oscar Wilde’s Earlier Poems

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“The art most nigh to tears and memory”: The Representation of Music in Oscar Wilde’s Earlier Poems
Title Alternative
オスカー・ワイルドの初・中期詩における音楽の表象
Author
著者 中村 仁美
著者(別表記) NAKAMURA Hitomi
Abstract

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), an Anglo-Irish author of the nineteenth century, is known to have embraced music both as culture and as an idea. In examining his appreciation of music, musical representations in his earlier poetry should not be overlooked. As observed in this paper, Wilde’s appreciation of music as the supreme art form was almost synonymous with writing poetry. The paper explores how the idea and figure of music played a role throughout Wilde’s early career, and it unveils the process in which his references to Classical images were replaced by contemporary discourse over the course of time.

Subject
930 English and American literature
Keyword
Oscar Wilde
fin de siècle poetry
music and literature
Publish Date
2015-03-30
Publication Title
環太平洋大学研究紀要
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of International Pacific University
Volume
9
Start Page
135
End Page
145
ISSN
1882-479X
NCID
AA1230704X
Publisher
環太平洋大学
Publisher Alternative
International Pacific University
Copyright Holders
環太平洋大学
Contents Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
English
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