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Alfred Douglas
A Poet's Life and His Finest Work
By Caspar Wintermanns.

Hardback, with dust jacket very good condition

384 pages
Other Information: ill
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2006

Caspar Wintermans' eagerly awaited and highly controversial biography of Lord Alfred Douglas sets out to defend Oscar Wilde's beloved Bosie from over a century of false accusations, lies, and misinformation. By directly engaging with the source of these attacks, Wilde's De Profundis upon which most previous biographies have been based, Caspar Wintermans is able to show that this was a work written in the depths of despair while Wilde was incarcerated, being passionate, cruel, and deeply untruthful. Wintermans proves that, far from being a rakish homme fatale, Alfred Douglas was in fact a supportive and kind lover who worshipped the playwright and whose life was destroyed by both those who loved and hated the ostentatiously homosexual Wilde. Accompanied by a long overdue annotated anthology of Douglas' poetry, "Alfred Douglas: A Poet's Life and His Finest Work" is a revealing and moving representation of a tragically misunderstood poet.
About the Author

Caspar Wintermans publications on Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde include "Halcyon Days: Contributions to 'The Spirit Lamp'"(1995) and "Oscar Wilde: A Plea and a Reminiscence "(2002)." I Desire the Moon," his edition of the diary of Olive Custance, appeared in 2005. He is currently working on an edition of Bosie's correspondence.

EAN: 9780720612707
ISBN: 0720612705
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
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