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The Gothic genre, classical allusion and other influences in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Title The Gothic genre, classical allusion and other influences in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
 
Creator Robinson, David E.
 
Subject Literature The Picture of Dorian Gray; Oscar Wilde; the Gothic genre; the Victorian age; classical allusion; Freud; the double; monster theory; Joris-Karl Huysmans; Rodolphe Bresdin
Description This article will outline the aspects of influence and allusion in the novel, with reference to Victorian Gothic, classical mythology, the psychological double, monster theory, the Faustian bargain, the mask and a prominent memento mori in Huysmans’ A Rebours, his description of Rodolphe Bresdin’s lithograph, ‘The Comedy of Death’. Wilde’s novel is a complex, multi-layered text, and a richer, more profound understanding of it becomes possible when it is situated within this context of influence and allusion.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor None
Date 2021-02-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — — Literary analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/lit.v42i1.1737
 
Source Literator; Vol 42, No 1 (2021); 7 pages Literator; Vol 42, No 1 (2021); 7 pages 2219-8237 0258-2279
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1737/3376 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1737/3375 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1737/3377 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1737/3374
 
Coverage — Victorian literature —
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 David E. Robinson https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0