In it, Bobby Fong and Karl Beckson provide reliable texts of all Wilde's poems and poems in prose, including 21 never published in In it, Bobby Fong and Karl Beckson provide reliable texts of all Wilde's poems and poems in prose, including 21 never published in his lifetime, together with information on the locations of extant manuscripts; bibliogaphical details of each poem's publishing history; commentaries that identify and clarify contexts and allusions to figures and events; and emendations and variant readings, in manuscripts and printed editions, which illuminate Wilde's craftsmanship in revising. The variety of poetic forms in Wilde's poemsDSfrom his earliest known verse, written while a student at Oxford, to his final masterpiece, The Ballad of Reading GaolDSreveals a versatility and accomplishment that previously has often been overlooked.
Summaries[ edit ] The Artist In this prose poem, an artist is filled with the desire to create an image of "The Pleasure that abideth for a Moment. Noticing a man who is living exorbitantly, Christ asks him why he is living this way, to which the man replies that he was a leper and Christ healed him: Seeing another man lusting after a prostitute, Christ asks this man why he looks at the women in that way, to which he replies that he was blind but now can see: Christ turns to the woman, and asks her, too, why she is living in sin: Lastly, Christ comes upon a man weeping by the roadside.
When Christ asks why he is weeping, the man replies: I was raised from the dead, so what else should I do but weep? The Disciple This story is told from the perspective of the reflection pool in which Narcissus gazed at himself. Beginning immediately after Narcissus' death, the prose poem captures the Oreads and the pool grieving for the loss of Narcissus.
Seeing that the pool has become a "cup of salt tears," the Oreads try to console the pool, saying that it must be hard not to mourn for someone so beautiful. The pool, however, confesses that it did not know Narcissus was beautiful; instead, it admits that it is mourning because its own beauty was reflected in Narcissus' eyes.
The Master Joseph of Arimathea comes upon a weeping man, who he mistakenly thinks is mourning because of Christ's crucifixion.
Instead, the man confesses that he is grieving because, in spite of performing the same miracles as Christ performed, no one has crucified him. After each catalogue of sins, the man replies that he has done those things of which he is accused.
God, then, sentences the man to Hell, but the sinner replies that he has always lived there.
Index to Primary Authors: Adams, Henry.: The Education of Henry Adams.: Aeschylus.: Agamemnon.: The Libation-Bearers. Poems in Prose is the collective title of six prose poems published by Oscar Wilde in The Fortnightly Review (July ). Derived from Wilde's many oral tales, these prose poems are the only six that were published by Wilde in his lifetime, and they include (in order of appearance): "The Artist," "The Doer of Good", "The Disciple," "The Master. Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Stories, Plays, Poems and Essays Complete Works of Oscar Wilde out of 5 stars 1. Paperback. $ Oscar Wilde, Complete Collection The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Stories, Plays, Poems & Essays Oscar Wilde. out of /5(2).
God, then, sentences the man to go to Heaven, but the man responds by saying that in no way could he ever imagine Heaven. Stumped by the man's replies, God must remain silent. The Teacher of Wisdom A disciple preaches the gospel to the multitudes but finds that he remains unhappy.
The man's soul warns him that he is dividing his treasure by giving away his knowledge of God, after which the man hoards his remaining knowledge and makes shelter in a cave in which a Centaur had lived. Having lived in the cave for some while, the hermit encounters a robber passing by one day.
The robber is arrested by the hermit's glare, which the latter says is a look of pity because he has treasure more valuable than all of the robber's stolen goods. The robber threatens the hermit, but the hermit will not give away his knowledge until the robber threatens to sell his stolen treasure for the pleasures of the city.
Finally, the hermit gives away his remaining knowledge and expires, but is then greeted by God, who tells the man that he will now know the perfect love of God. Princeton University Press,p.
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