OSCAR WILDE’S LIBRARY: Thomas Wright shows ‘how reading defined the life’ of the great Irish poet in BUILT OF BOOKS

Published December 24, 2010 by goyodelarosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSCAR POSING AS BALZAC IN A CAPE

Ever since he first read The Picture of Dorian Grey as a sixteen year old Catholic student, Thomas Wright has been fascinated by its author.

For the last twenty years, Mr. Wright has studied the library of the great Irish poet, and has now published a book pertaining to those studies.

‘Wilde was a reader first, and his literary encounters, out of all his life’s pursuits, are seen to be as significant as his most important relationships with friends, family or lovers.

‘His library, which Thomas Wright spent twenty years reading, was the intellectual and emotional element in which he lived, breathed and wrote,’ according to the dustjacket of Built of Books.


 

Built of Books is occasionally available at the Greater Victoria Public Library.


‘Goyo de la Rosa’

 

Constance Mary <i>Lloyd</i> Wilde

CONSTANCE WILDE’S TOMB IN GENOA

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