The Decay of Lying

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‘The Decay of Lying’ sees Oscar Wilde explore his deepest preoccupations about the relationship between life and art, and examine the work of such writers as Shakespeare and Balzac.

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‘Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life’

The two works brought together here, ‘The Decay of Lying’ and ‘The Critic as Artist’, are Oscar Wilde’s wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he proposes that criticism is the highest form of creation and that lying, the telling of a beautiful untruth, is the ultimate aim of art.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Weight 0.089 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

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Dewey

824.8 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K