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De Profundis

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature of special Gay interest,
  • Other prose: 19th century,
  • Classics,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction-Classics,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobert Ross (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11763629M
    ISBN 101417900504
    ISBN 109781417900503

    What I suffered then, and still suffer, is not for pen to write or paper to record. Pages — But there is also a beautiful, calm eloquence, and a sense of urgency, of things being said because there might not be time or opportunity to say them in the future. My wife, always kind and gentle to me, rather than that I should hear the news from indifferent lips, travelled, ill as she was, all the way from Genoa to England to break to me herself the tidings of so irreparable, so irremediable, a loss.

    I was no longer the captain of my soul, and did not know it. What the paradox was to me in the sphere of thought, perversity became to me in the sphere of passion. I want to get to the point when I shall be able to say quite simply, and without affectation that the two great turning-points in my life were when my father sent me to Oxford, and when society sent me to prison. I took pleasure where it pleased me, and passed on.

    Wilde introduces the greater context, making a typically grandiose claim: "I was one who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age", [19] though he later writes, in a more humble vein, "I have said of myself that I was one who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. He wrote to friends immediately, forbidding the former and refusing the latter. The plank bed, the loathsome food, the hard ropes shredded into oakum till one's finger-tips grow dull with pain, the menial offices with which each day begins and finishes, the harsh orders that routine seems to necessitate, the dreadful dress that makes sorrow grotesque to look at, the silence, the solitude, the shame—each and all of these things I have to transform into a spiritual experience. Those lovely links with humanity are broken.


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De Profundis book

Pinterest Oscar Wilde in around It is usually discerned, if discerned at all, by the historian, or the critic, long after both the man and his age have passed away. Also included were three other letters Wilde wrote from Reading Prison and his two letters to the editor of the Daily Chronicle written after his release.

He talks about his thoughts regarding Christ and how Christ is connected to art, to the perfection of art. I ceased to be lord over myself.

It is well to have learned that. Pages — For half an hour I stood there in the grey November rain surrounded by a jeering mob. Clean red covers with gilt lettering on the spine, clean red end-papers, sound binding, clean pages and plates.

All rights reserved. But were things different: had I not a friend left in the world; were there not a single house open to me in pity; had I to accept the wallet and ragged cloak of sheer penury: as long as I am free from all resentment, hardness and scorn, I would be able to face the life with much more calm and confidence than I would were my body in purple and fine linen, and the soul within me sick with hate.

Wilde withdrew his claim as the defence began, but the Judge deemed that Queensberry's accusation was justified.

Profundis by Wilde, First Edition

With us time itself does not progress. And I have to get it all out of myself. That is all I am concerned with. The external things of life seem to me now of no importance at all. Sorrow is connected to love and with sorrow the soul of man reaches perfection. I must say to myself that I ruined myself, and that nobody great or small can be ruined except by his own hand.

I was no longer the captain of my soul, and did not know it. While the full text "was so inconsistent as to be quite unreliable as evidence of anything except Wilde's fluctuating state of mind while in prisonIt would be an understatement to say that all of us in De Profundis are profoundly saddened by the untimely passing of Sean.

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History and Usage of the De Profundis Psalm 130

Mar 08,  · De Profundis Audiobook by Oscar Wilde. Free full length audio book. Subscribe to our channel: atlasbowling.com?sub_conf. At its heart, De Profundis is a love letter and is better known as the De Profundis papers.

Written inwhile Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Gaol, De Profundis would become one of his best-known works.

The papers include Wilde's account of living a lavish lifestyle and his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, both of which he credited for his eventual downfall and imprisonment.

De Profundis or "from the depths" is a long letter written by Oscar Wild to Lord Alfred Douglas while he was imprisoned in Reading Goal. The letter is Wild's attempt to come to terms with his past, present dire circumstances and the future that he will have to face once released/5.

The De Profundis Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.