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By Jeff Nunokawa

What if our most powerful urges should be divested in their energy to compel but continue their energy to fascinate us? What if our most simple appetites can be translated from the area of physically necessity to the sector of inventive freedom? Jeff Nunokawa lines the range of social pressures that encouraged Oscar Wilde's lifelong attempt to concoct sorts of wish that thrill with no menacing us, in addition to the alchemies wherein he sought to do so.

Assigning Wilde a spot of honor in a heady corporation of thinkers drawn from the ranks of philosophy, sociology, economics, psychoanalysis, and modern queer theory--Kant, Marx, Simmel, Weber, Freud, Hannah Arendt, Albert O. Hirschman, Erving Goffman, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgwick, and, in fact, Michel Foucault--this is the 1st booklet to acknowledge Wilde not just as a blatant symptom of a well-known knowing of contemporary sexuality, but in addition as a grand theorist of the topic in his personal correct. the result's a unconditionally unique portrait of the artist as a social critic who, in the middle of his humor, worked to light up and amend the publication of love.

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