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Wild About Wilde Newsletter
A bi-yearly review published from 1986 to 1996 dedicated to the works of Irish author Oscar Wilde. Published and Edited by Carmel McCaffrey.

Click on the individual links to go to each issue. There is a list of contents under each issue’s link.

  • Number 1: October 1986
    • Writing The God of Mirrors — Robert Reilly
    • Some Notes On Lady Windermere’s Fan — Sylvia Day
    • Results from the July 1986 Sotheby’s Sale
  • Number 2: May 1987
    • Step-children Of Nature — Richard Pine
    • Oscar Wilde, excerpt from the book by Richard Pine
    • A Wilde-eyed View — David Sigler
    • Richard Ellmann Obituary
  • Number 3: October 1987
    • Richard Ellmann’s Oscar Wilde review — David Norris
    • A New Beginning — Reed Whittemore
    • “Requiescat” – Oscar Wilde
  • Number 4: May 1988
    • Salomé At The Shaw Festival — Vito A. Lanza
    • To L.L. — Oscar Wilde
    • A Few Comments On Wilde In America — Sylvia Day
    • Earnest Gets Its Acts Together [Four Act Earnest] — Gordon Blackwell
  • Number 5: October 1988
    • A Wilde Interest — Susan Taylor Jacobs
    • Oscar Wilde’s Use Of Fantasy — Susan Taylor Jacobs
    • “The Harlot’s House” — Oscar Wilde
    • A Trinity Of Two — Ulick O’Connor
    • An Ideal Husband on the BBC — Gordon Blackwell
    • Spendthrift Of Genius: Documentary of a Life — Gordon Blackwell
  • Number 6: May 1989
    • What Killed Oscar Wilde? — Merlin Holland
    • Many Versions of Dorian Gray — Gordon Blackwell
    • Two Events In New York — Vito A. Lanza
    • A Problem In Biography? — Carmel McCaffrey
    • Dallas Stages Earnest — Gordon Blackwell
    • Comments on Ellmann’s Oscar Wilde — Sylvia Day
  • Number 7: October 1989
    • Letter from Robert Ross’s housekeeper to Carlos Blacker (previously unpublished letter)
    • Oscar Wilde’s Oxford Notebooks — Smith and Helfand
    • Oscar Wilde in New York — The Sun Newspaper, New York, 1882
  • Numbers 8 & 9 : Oct 1990
    • Researching Oscar Wilde – Patrick Horan
    • The Fairy Tales – Sylvia Day
    • “The Artist” – Oscar Wilde
    • Dorian Gray as Entertainment – Gordon Blackwell
    • London Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 10: May 1991
    • Constance Wilde Letter – (previously unpublised)
    • Alfred Douglas Letter – (previously unpublished)
    • Wilde by the Newton Symphony Orchestra – Gordon Blackwell
    • Wilde, Oxford Authors – Isobel Murray
    • Robert Ross book review – James W. Studdard
    • London Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 11: October 1991
    • The Wilde Spirit – Gordon Blackwell
    • Oscar Wilde: a Lord of Literature – Horst Schroeder
    • John Gray book review – Manus Nunan
    • The Death of Sebastian Melmoth – Jack Kinsella
    • Lecturing on Oscar Wilde – Manus Nunan
    • London Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 12: May 1992
    • Aristotle at Afternoon Tea review – Manus Nunan
    • The Double for Wilde – Roger Lathbury
    • Toulouse-Lautrec and Oscar Wilde – Gordon Blackwell
    • The Poetry of Oscar Wilde – Sylvia Day
    • Hofstra gets Earnest – Vito A. Lanza
    • Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 13: October 1992
    • Beardsley’s Salomé   – Michael Morris
    • Paradox in Wilde and Joyce – Patrick M. Horan
    • Oscar Wilde letter on his Salomé
    • Oscar Wilde’s Skin Disease – J.P. Nater
    • Salomé on Broadway – Gordon Blackwell
    • New York gets A Woman – Vito A. Lanza
  • Number 14: May 1993
    • Ultra-Aesthetic Body in Wilde: Dennis Denisoff
    • The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde review – Carmel McCaffrey
    • Wilde on audio recordings – Gordon Blackwell
    • Oscar’s letters – Syliva Day
    • Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 15: October 1993
    • The Question of Wilde’s Syphilis – J.P. Nater
    • Oscar Wilde and Pierre Louÿs – Fraser Drew
    • Wilde’s Letter to W.E. Combe – Horst Schroeder
    • Wilde the Irishman – Carmel McCaffrey
    • The Art of Rewriting – Gordon Blackwell
    • Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 16: May 1994
    • Laurence Housman and Wilde – Horst Schroeder
    • Wilde’s Skin Disease – Johan Nater
    • New book on Ava Leverson – Manus Nunan
    • “The Sacking of 16 Tite St” – John Albert
    • Wilde’s Influence on Noel Coward – Vito A. Lanza
    • Lord Alfred’s Lover review – Michael Bertin
    • Oscar Wilde on W.B. Yeats and Irish Fairy Tales
  • Number 17: October 1994
    • Goethe or Landor?: Reference in “The Critic as Artist” – Horst Schroeder
    • Mother of Oscar review – Merlin Holland
    • The Wilde Century review – Bill McCauley
    • Salomé and the Fin de Siècle – Carmel McCaffrey
    • “Early Christian Art in Ireland” – Oscar Wilde
  • Number 18: May 1995
    • Browning’s “Dutchess” and Wilde – Robert Fleissner
    • Knox Knocks Wilde – Patrick Horan
    • The truth about the mistaken photo of Wilde as Salomé
    • Savile’s Crime – Vito A. Lanza
    • The Importance of Being Irish – Mary Norris
    • Extract from Woman’s World – Oscar Wilde
  • Number 19: October 1995
    • Oscar Wilde’s Oxford Notebooks and Baudelaire & the English Tradition: Horst Schroeder
    • Steven Berkoff talks about his Salomé: interview by Carmel McCaffrey
    • Eric Bentley answers the New York Times
    • Sotheby Sale Results
  • Number 20: May 1996
    • Berkoff’s Salomé and the Antinomian Impulse – Leonora Rita V. Obed
    • Speranza Remembered in Dublin – J.D. Murphy
    • Ideal Husband – Vita A. Lanza
    • Another Dorian Gray – Vita A. Lanza
    • To Read or Not to Read – Oscar Wilde
  • Number 21: October 1996
    • Against Nature? Science and Oscar Wilde – John Foster
    • Two O.W. Movies – Barry Levy
    • Four Act Earnest in New York – Vita A Lanza
    • Eric Bentley asks a question
    • G.B. Shaw book of interest to Wildeans: book extract – Sally Peters
    • Sotheby Sale Results
    • Extract from De Profundis – Oscar Wilde

 

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