Monday, November 29, 2010

Wilde's "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" this week on BBC Radio 7.

Oscar Wilde, ca. 1882. Library
of Congress, Prints and
Photographs Division
This week on BBC Radio 7, Lord Arthur Savile is told that he is destined to commit a murder, so he decides to attend to it—right away. Michael Maloney reads Oscar Wilde's lively work. Go here for the schedule or to listen online; episodes can usually be heard for a week after broadcast.

Read W. B. Yeats's review of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891): "Surely we have in this story ["Lord Arthur"] something of the same spirit that filled Ireland once with gallant, irresponsible ill-doing..."

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