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The Decay of Lying

Wilde, Oscar
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics)
Published: September 24, 2020
ISBN: 9780241472453
144 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£5.99

‘Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life’ The two works brought together here, ‘The Decay of Lying’ and ‘The Critic as Artist’, are Oscar Wilde’s wittiest and most profound writings on aesthetics, in which he proposes that criticism is the highest form of creation and that lying, the telling of a beautiful untruth, is the ultimate aim of art. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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