n De Arte - Strategies of veiling same-sex desire and its public consumption : Aubrey Beardsley's illustration of Oscar Wilde's 1894 Salome : research
|Article Title||Strategies of veiling same-sex desire and its public consumption : Aubrey Beardsley's illustration of Oscar Wilde's 1894 Salome : research|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Publication Date||Sep 2004|
|Pages||22 - 41|
In 1893 Aubrey Beardsley was commissioned to illustrate the 1894 English edition of Oscar Wilde's notorious play Salome, which Wilde had originally written in French during his stay in Paris in 1891. Both text and illustrations have provoked a great deal of public controversy and while this article does not present a comprehensive account of public reception of the Salome, it will focus on critical debates generated by the responses of state censor, publisher, critics and scholars.
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