Tagged with Salome

More Sources for Salome

So I happened upon this excellent article by Nancy Thuleen, which discusses Wilde’s influences in writing Salome, including Huysmans’ and Moreau’s (though I’ve become convinced that Wilde was drawing from Huysmans’ description and not Moreau’s painting, regardless whether or not Wilde saw the painting first-hand).  Thuleen hits on my concern exactly when she says: “Wilde’s … Continue reading


Salome is Wilde’s retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist.  I was only familiar with this story through Sunday School class.  However, according to Wikipedia (good research, eh?) Wilde borrowed heavily from  several sources in this retelling, moving around certain elements. Wilde’s short play was certainly interesting, portraying Salome as the embodiment of the … Continue reading