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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde
10.b Matīss Bluķis
Early life
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
 (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and onenovel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era inLondon, and one of the greatest"celebrities" of his day.
Aesthecism and phylosophy
Wilde was deeply impressed by theEnglish writers John Ruskin and Walter Pater, who argued for the centralimportance of art in life. Wilde later commented ironically when he wrote in
The Picture of Dorian Gray
that "All artis quite useless". The statement wasmeant to be read literally, as it was inkeeping with the doctrine of art for art'ssake, coined by the philosopher Victor Cousin, promoted by Théophile Gautier and brought into prominence by JamesMcNeill Whistler. In 1879 Wildestarted to teach aesthetic values inLondon.

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