Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is the 2010 Dublin: One City, One Book. As a citywide celebration of the novel begins, Politico spoke to Trinity College English Literature lecturer and Wilde expert, Dr. Jarlath Killeen about its origins, reception and the hidden sides of its author it reveals. By Edward O’Hare.
(Politico review of Dorian Gray here)
Anyone who intends to read Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, the Dublin: One City, One Book choice for 2010, is certainly in for a treat, but it may not be the kind they expect. Dorian Gray is a brief novel, you may already know its story, and it comes from the pen of a famous author whose work many of us feel familiar and comfortable with. But admirers of Wilde’s society plays should prepare themselves for the very different, darker Wilde who haunts the pages of this seminal novel. To give book lovers an idea of Dorian Gray’s many dimensions Politico talked to Trinity College English lecturer and Oscar Wilde expert Dr. Jarlath Killeen.Add a comment