Truly Wilde: The Unsettling Story Of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's Niece (Paperback)

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Born a scant three months after her uncle Oscar's notorious arrest, raised in the shadow of the greatest scandal of the turn of the twentieth century, Dolly Wilde attracted people of taste and talent wherever she went. Brilliantly witty, charged with charm, a "born writer," she drenched her prodigious talents in liquids, burnt up her opportunities in flamboyant affairs, and died as she lived—repeating her uncle's history of excess, collapse, and ruin. In this biography, Joan Schenkar has created both a captivating portrait of Dolly and a cultural history of Natalie Clifford Barney's remarkable Parisian salon—frequented by Janet Flanner, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes—in which she shone so brightly.

About the Author

Joan Schenkar has been called "America's most original contemporary playwright" and her work has been produced throughout the world. She is the author of a collection of plays, Signs of Life: Six Comedies of Menace and lives in both New York City and Paris.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306810794
ISBN-10: 0306810794
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: December 6th, 2001
Pages: 480
Language: English