Wilde’s Drama and Its Background I

Publications (1) : Collections of Essays

 not analyzed:  Bloom, Harold, ed. Oscar Wilde: modern critical views. NY: Chelsea House, 1985. 146 pp; Oscar Wilde: modern critical views. New ed. Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2010. 156 pp

 Within the following sections of the bibliography, names in boldface preceded by “in” are used to show that a given essay is in the collection designated.

Bennett, Michael Y., ed. Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. 295 pp

Bloom, Harold, ed. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: modern critical interpretations. NY: Chelsea House, 1988. 160 pp

Böker, Uwe, et al., eds. The importance of reinventing Oscar: versions of Wilde during the last 100 years. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002. 303 pp

Bristow 1: Bristow, Joseph, ed. Oscar Wilde and modern culture: the making of a legend. Athens: Ohio UP, 2008. 355 pp (biographical introduction by editor, 1-45

Bristow 2: —–, ed. Wilde writings: contextual conditions. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Pr., 2003. 334 pp

Drugeon, Marianne, ed. Studies in the theatre of Oscar Wilde. Montpelier: Centre d’Études et de Recherches Victoriennes, Édouardinnes et Contemporaines de l’Université Paul-Valéry, 2010. 294 pp (Cahiers Victoriens & Edouardiens 72)

Ellmann, Richard, ed. Oscar Wilde: a collection of critical essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969. 180 pp

Evangelista, Stefano, ed. The reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe. London: Continuum, 2010. 381 pp

Franci, Giovanna, & Giovanna Silvani. The importance of being misunderstood: homage to Oscar Wilde. Bologna: Pàtron, 2003. 454 pp

Freedman, Jonathan, ed. Oscar Wilde: a collection of critical essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996. 257 pp

Gagnier, Regenia, ed. Critical essays on Oscar Wilde. NY: G. K. Hall, 1991. 265 pp

Gillespie, Michael P., ed. The Importance of Being Earnest: authoritative texts, backgrounds, criticism. NY: Norton, 2006. 246 pp

Keane, Robert N., ed. Oscar Wilde: the man, his writings, and his world. NY: AMS Pr., 2003. 278 pp

Killeen, Jarlath, ed. Oscar Wilde. Dublin: Irish Academic Pr., 2011. 210 pp

Magid, Annette M., ed. Wilde’s wiles: studies of the influences on Oscar Wilde and his endearing influences in the twenty-first century. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. 225 pp

McCormack, Jerusha, ed. Wilde, the Irishman. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1998. 205 pp

Raby, Peter, ed. The Cambridge companion to Oscar Wilde. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997. 307 pp

Roden, Frederick S., ed. Palgrave advances in Oscar Wilde studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 275 pp

Sandulescu, Constantin G., ed. Rediscovering Oscar Wilde. Gerrards Cross: Smythe, 1994. 464 pp

Smith, Philip E., ed. Approaches to teaching the works of Oscar Wilde. NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 278 pp

Tydeman, William, ed. Wilde comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest: a casebook. London: Macmillan, 1982. 187 pp (reprints some contemporary reviews as well as later studies)

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