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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Happy Prince and Other Tales An Ideal Husband De Profundis The Canterville Ghost The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. The nineteenth century dislike of realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass. The nineteenth century dislike of romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass. The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium. No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved. No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything. Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art. Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.

Sobre o Autor

Escritor e dramaturgo, Oscar Wilde nasceu em 16 de outubro de 1854 em Dublin, na Irlanda. Estudou no Trinity College na sua cidade natal, onde se sobressaiu e ganhou uma bolsa de estudos para Magdalen College em Oxford. Ainda em Oxford, na Inglaterra, ganhou o prêmio Newdigate com o poema Ravenna. Na mesma época, mudou-se para Londres, onde começou a ter uma vida social bem agitada. Fundou o movimento estético, no qual defendia, a partir de...
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Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2017
    • Ano:  2017
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2001121111796
    • ISBN:  9788827542712

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