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"Simple Words": Peter Ackroyd's Autobiography of Oscar Wilde
Vol. 22, No. 3 (summer 1999), pp. 356-369
Published by: University of Hawai'i Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23540034
Page Count: 14
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This article discusses Peter Ackroyd's fictionalized autobiography, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. It suggests that the text opens up significant questions about biographical and autobiographical interpretation, and more specific issues concerning the relationship between Wilde's own self-fashioning as a celebrated public figure and the social construction of sexualities in late nineteenth-century Britain.
Biography © 1999 University of Hawai'i Press