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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/16/2020

Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books

Celebrate Oscar Wilde's birthday Friday, October 16 at 6PM ET with a virtual event presented by Paula Cooper Gallery and 192 Books! Renato Miracco will discuss his new book, Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900, with Edmund White, live-streamed on PCG Studio. There is no login or rsvp required. A recording will be posted shortly afterwards. During the broadcast, please email your questions to evan@192books.com.

Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books

Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900, leading Wilde scholar Renato Miracco combines written research with previously unseen visual material ranging from Wilde’s earliest heady trips to Italy as an Oxford student to recently released court documents from his trial and his final days in France and Italy in 1900, after his incarceration in Reading Gaol, and his voluntary exile from Britain. Italy, and the larger world beyond London, was essential to the sensitivity and awareness of Wilde’s identity, his contributions to prison reform and his challenges to social norms and sexual stereotypes in his last years. It also offered a great deal of sexual liberty compared to the oppressive moral atmosphere of England at that time.

The previously unseen images Miracco has incorporated in this volume (including photos that Wilde received from the gay German photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden) are mainly from private collections, and together with letters, reminiscences and magazine and newspaper articles (along with derogatory articles about Wilde from the Italian press) they play a key role in placing Wilde’s character, and an entire generation, in a complex context. Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900 is a major addition to the canon of one of the world’s greatest literary figures.

Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books

Renato Miracco is an Italian art critic and curator. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for Cultural Achievements in 2018. He served as Cultural Attaché for the Italian Embassy in Washington from 2010 to 2018 and as advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Miracco has curated major exhibitions for Tate Modern in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and London’s Estorick Collection. His passion for Wilde dates from the early 1980s when he wrote his first essay on Wilde’s time in Italy. This new book on Wilde is based on new materials that Miracco has found over the last few years

Edmund White is the author of many novels, including A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, The Farewell Symphony, Our Young Man, and most recently, A Saint From Texas. His nonfiction includes City Boy, Inside a Pearl, The Unpunished Vice, and other memoirs; The Flâneur, about Paris; and literary biographies and essays. He was named the 2018 winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction and received the National Book Foundation’s 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in New York.
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books
Renate Miracco and Edmund White to launch 'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' virtually with 192 Books

Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900

Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900

DAMIANI
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 40 b&w.

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