Tag Archives: Robbie Ross

Books for Wildeans, part one

There, there, JD Ellevsen, says one person consoling another. You might live long enough to read all the books about Oscar Wilde.

This is the first in a series about books for admirers of Wilde, prompted by a question from the Oscar Wilde Festival, Galway. At the moment, I’m reading Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton by Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell and Max Beerbohm’s satirical sketches of the 1890s, Seven Men. Two new and upcoming releases for Wildeans to note are Michael Seeney’s From Bow Street to the Ritz: Oscar

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At Oscar Wilde’s tomb

Oscar Wilde's tomb

There are two people entombed within Oscar Wilde’s monument at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. You might have expected Wilde’s companion in eternity to be his Judas-like lover, Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, or possibly Wilde’s forgiving wife, Constance, or one of their sons, Cyril or Vyvyan, but it is Wilde’s loyal friend and one-time lover, Robbie Ross. When Jacob Epstein

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