Criticism of capitalism in Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”

Oscar Wilde was born as the second child of wealthy Irish Wilde family in Dublin in 1854. He went to Dublin Trinity College and then to Oxford. He published his short fiction book The Happy Prince in 1888. In his 1891 essay The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Wilde described himself as an anarchist, since … Continue reading Criticism of capitalism in Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”

Poem of the Week: 15 – 21 December

REQUIESCAT by: Oscar Wilde Read lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. All her bright golden hair Tarnished with rust, She that was young and fair Fallen to dust. Lily-like, white as snow, She hardly knew She was a woman, so Sweetly she grew. Coffin-board, heavy stone, … Continue reading Poem of the Week: 15 – 21 December