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Built of Books free pdf An entirely new kind of biography, "Built of Books" explores the mind and personality of Oscar Wilde through his taste in books This intimate account of Oscar Wilde's life and writings is richer, livelier, and more personal than any book available about the brilliant writer, revealing a man who built himself out of books. His library was his reality, the source of so much that was vital to his life. A reader first, his readerly encounters, out of all of life's pursuits, are seen to be as significant as his most important relationships with friends, family, or lovers. Wilde's library, which Thomas Wright spent twenty years reading, provides the intellectual (and emotional) climate at the core of this deeply engaging portrait. One of the book's happiest surprises is the story of the author's adventure reading Wilde's library. Reminiscent of Jorge Luis Borges's fictional hero who enters Cervantes's mind by saturating himself in the culture of sixteenth-century Spain, Wright employs Wilde as his own Virgilian guide to world literature. We come to understand how reading can be an extremely sensual experience, producing a physical as well as a spiritual delight.

About Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright was educated at Saint Thomas More School in Bedford, England. He lectures frequently on Wilde and has written countless articles about him. The author of "Oscar Wilde's Table Talk," Wright lives in Genoa and London, and sometimes writes about subjects unconnected with his hero.

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Author : Thomas Wright
Publisher : Holt McDougal
Data Published : 27 April 2010
ISBN : 0805092463
EAN : 9780805092462
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 370 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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