Tagged with ornamentation

Ornamental Meaning

Just a quick observation, which I didn’t want to forget: some of Wilde’s most important dramatic points hinge on a small ornament.  Ornament has been on my mind a lot in Wilde’s writing as I wrote about plagiarism as a form of it, but it keeps popping up! In the “The Truth of Masks,” Wilde … Continue reading

Oscar Wilde’s “The House Beautiful”

I’m liking Wilde’s essays more than I thought I would.  “The House Beautiful” was written for Wilde’s American tours at the beginning of his career.  Most of the essay is dedicated to specific instructions for interior  design, such as not having plain white dishes, but blue and white china, and don’t have wall-to-wall carpet.  However, … Continue reading