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Setting the Record Queer: Rethinking Oscar Wildes -The Picture of Dorian Gray- And Virginia Woolfs -Mrs. Dalloway- Dirk Schulz

Setting the Record Queer: Rethinking Oscar Wildes -The Picture of Dorian Gray- And Virginia Woolfs -Mrs. Dalloway-

Dirk Schulz

Published January 1st 2011
ISBN : 9783839417454
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274 pages
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 About the Book 

-To define is to limit-, Lord Henry states, and Mrs. Dalloway -would not say of anyone [...] that they were this or that-. Why then are the respective novels mostly read - and in recent adaptations rewritten - in denial of their genuinely ambiguousMore-To define is to limit-, Lord Henry states, and Mrs. Dalloway -would not say of anyone [...] that they were this or that-. Why then are the respective novels mostly read - and in recent adaptations rewritten - in denial of their genuinely ambiguous designs? Bringing the two literary classics together for the first time, their shared concerns regarding textual and sexual identities are revealed. Challenging an established critical record commonly related to Oscar Wildes and Virginia Woolfs own mythologised biographies, this study underscores the value of constantly rethinking labels by liberating the texts from the limiting grip of categorical readings.