Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

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Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby Raphael » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:05 am

I'm reading a book I got about Oscar Wilde from the library and it says that "from Keats's elderly neice in St Louis he (Oscar) recived as a gift the manuscript of his idol's Sonnet on Blue. It was framed and hung in a position of honour when he returned to England".

I haven't seen this anywhere- did it get lost when Oscar got sent to jail and his things sold off?
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who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby Cybele » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:54 am

Raphael, the niece was Emma Keats Speed. Wilde says that he met her in Louisville and that she sent him the manuscript while he was in California.

http://www.readeasily.com/oscar-wilde/00200/002000038.php
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby Raphael » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:28 am

Cybele wrote:Raphael, the niece was Emma Keats Speed. Wilde says that he met her in Louisville and that she sent him the manuscript while he was in California.

http://www.readeasily.com/oscar-wilde/00200/002000038.php


Yes, I thought it must be George's daughter who Oscar met. Now I do have this sonnet in my edition of John's complete poems but it was called WRITTEN IN ANSWER TO A SONNET ENDING THUS , not Sonnet On Blue- no wonder I couldn't find it!

I have a new appreciation of it now- after Oscar's review (very good indeed). I also am working with colour (colour therapy) - the sonnet explores blue in a way that interests me.

I wonder what happened to this manuscript- did someone take care of it for Oscar when he was in jail?
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby Saturn » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:53 am

I think you've posted in the wrong forum, I mean completely :roll:
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby marwood » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:12 am

Unless it's the fish poet Samuel Taylor Codridge! (sorry!)
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby Raphael » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:54 pm

Was a spammer and makes Marwood come up with bad jokes!
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby robert » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:37 am

Hi friend'
good thread you have shared here.. i really interested in this topic. Oscar Wilde is one and only my favorite writer. I really like his writing style. So that i have also completed a dissertation on oscar wilde books and about his writing style. His writing style really impressive to me especially comedies such as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) made him one of Britain's most famous writers.
Wilde put on a tremendous display of drama in the first day of the trial, parrying Carson's cross-examination on the morals of his published works with witticisms and sarcasm, often breaking the courtroom up with laughter.
Once again thank you for choosing the great topic here..
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Re: Sonnet "On Blue" given to Oscar Wilde

Postby iggysawyer » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:17 am

I admire oscar wilde and his writing.


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