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Joan Schenkar ☆ 1 REVIEW

Herever she went she drenched her prodigious talents in liuids and chemicals burnt up her opportunities in flamboyant affairs and created continuous sensations by the ways in which she seemed to be re living the life of her infamous uncle In this revolutionary and very modern biography Joan Schenkar provides a fascinating look at what it means to live with the talents but. This is a weird somewhat interesting but mostly tedious and almost surreal book about Dolly Wilde Oscar Wilde s niece The author seems infatuated with her and has written hundreds of pages describing the possibilities of her wit and intellect where in fact she appears to have never done anything except run around with the fast crowd of Paris and London in the 20 s 30 s oh and she was one of Natalie Barney s lovers in competition with Romaine Brooks so that s interesting of course but the lengthy analyses of Dolly s addictions and unhappiness and unproductive life proved uite tedious for me after awhile I kept reading because I kept thinking there must be something to the book but when I finished I realized that there was not Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, her prodigious talents in liuids and chemicals burnt up El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro her opportunities in flamboyant affairs and created continuous sensations by the ways in which she seemed to be re living the life of Fragonard Art and Eroticism her infamous uncle In this revolutionary and very modern biography Joan Schenkar provides a fascinating look at what it means to live with the talents but. This is a weird somewhat interesting but mostly tedious and almost surreal book about Dolly Wilde Oscar Wilde s niece The author seems infatuated with Mao Zedong her and The Monarchs Are Missing has written Touchstone hundreds of pages describing the possibilities of Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding her wit and intellect where in fact she appears to Love is Blind have never done anything except run around with the fast crowd of Paris and London in the 20 s 30 s oh and she was one of Natalie Barney s lovers in competition with Romaine Brooks so that s interesting of course but the lengthy analyses of Dolly s addictions and unhappiness and unproductive life proved uite tedious for me after awhile I kept reading because I kept thinking there must be something to the book but when I finished I realized that there was not

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Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece

Not the achievements of biography's usual subjects; those obliterating winners like Dolly's uncle Oscar whose stories have almost erased riveting histories like Dolly's own And she uncovers never before published evidence of the hidden life of the Wilde family and of the extraordinary salon society of Natalie Clifford Barney Dolly Wilde's longest and most fatal attachmen. I expected to love this book I am obsessed with Oscar Wilde and was ecstatic to find out that he had a lesbian niece living in 1920s Paris But Joan Schenkar is obviously not a non fiction writer and ruins her account of this fascinating woman s life by indulging in flowery language hyperbole supposition and jumbled disorienting storytelling Nonetheless this book is still a valuable resource for any Wilde lover from the bits you can glean through the overwrought over long prose the timeline of Dolly s life uotes from her letters photographs and details from interviews by the author

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A born writer who never completed the creative life promised by her famous name and gorgeous imagination Dolly Wilde was charged with charm brilliantly witty changeable as refracting light and loaded with sexual allure She made her career in the salons and in the bedrooms of some of London's and Paris' most interesting women and men Attracting people of taste and talent w. I ve returned to this book several times over the years Ever since I first read this I have been captivated by the life of Dolly Wilde and this book captured the personality of a person of who so few things are really known that I find that alone remarkable She was fascinating and tragic An artist of the spoken word who in another era might have become a public figure worshiped like Margaret Cho or other witty women She was involved in the Natalie Clifford Barney salon of the 1920s in Paris as well as the decadent and bitchy lesbian scene that revolved around it She was in many ways the female lesbian flapper version of her decadent uncle and died a similar tragic death in her mid 40s


10 thoughts on “Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece

  1. says:

    I've returned to this book several times over the years Ever since I first read this I have been captivated by the life of Dolly Wilde and this

  2. says:

    This book about a fascinating life that went noticed but unrecorded gets five stars from me as a writer on the merits of its bold experimental

  3. says:

    Pale lunar enchantress You compel my imagination make turmoil of my thoughts and every night I miss your lover’s attentions what else is love? Dorothy Wilde for Natalie Barney I am really happy the internet helped me find out about Dolly Wilde an extraordinary and fascinating and also tragic figure of ueer and cultural history When Dolly was 19 she sent her parents a telegram saying she’d go sailing Instead she took off with

  4. says:

    Dear Joan Schenkarbelieve it or not people who read biographies do anticipate a certain amount of imagining how things were You don't need to tell us about it at length over and over again The life of Dolly Wilde seems like it is full and fascinating lesbians famous relatives bewitching beauty and an unexplain

  5. says:

    This is a weird somewhat interesting but mostly tedious and almost surreal book about Dolly Wilde Oscar Wilde's niece The author seems infatuated with her and has written hundreds of pages describing the possibilities of her wit and intellect where in fact she appears to have never done anything except run around with the fast cro

  6. says:

    Dorothy Dolly Wilde Oscar Wilde's niece was intelligent witty and enchanting dying exactly as she had lived vividly rather violently and at a very good address She attracted people of wealth taste and talent as she burned up her opportunities in flamboyant lesbian affairs and numerous addictions She seemed to be re living the life of her infamous uncle interesting biography of an interesting individual unfortunately poorly writte

  7. says:

    This was a fascinating biography Schenkar writes of these women differently than Faderman or other writers you won’t feel

  8. says:

    A random used bookstore find comes through with the good gossip

  9. says:

    I expected to love this book I am obsessed with Oscar Wilde and was ecstatic to find out that he had a lesbian niece living in 1920s Paris But Joan Schenkar is obviously not a non fiction writer and ruins her acco

  10. says:

    incredible story of Wilde's niece and the Natalie Barney salon in Paris between the wars

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