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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

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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. This was a fascinating biography Schenkar writes of these women differently than Faderman or other writers you won t feel depths of political consciousness here or at the very least any sense of it is subdued and subtle but rather like a storyteller The writing is fluid and through much of it she captivates and lets you feel as if your in on a secret rather than just reading an academic text She has a wonderful sense of humor calling Barney the least monogamous and Dolly Barney s second best and most troublesome lover Dolly Wilde wasn t necessarily always very likable always a train wreck but she was interesting and relatable in a tragic way The only thing that I dislike about it is that it could have been concise since some areas were painfully repetitive Deciding to Be Christian just reading an academic text She has a wonderful sense of humor calling Barney the least monogamous and Dolly Barney s second best and most troublesome lover Dolly Wilde wasn t necessarily always very likable always a train wreck but she was interesting and relatable in a tragic way The only thing that I dislike about it is that it could have been concise since some areas were painfully repetitive

Joan Schenkar ↠ 1 SUMMARY

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. 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 written

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece
  • Joan Schenkar
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 9780465087723

About the Author: Joan Schenkar

JOAN SCHENKAR has been called America's most original female contemporary playwright TRULY WILDE her biography of Oscar's interesting niece Dolly Wilde was hailed as a revelation the great story of a life and of the creation of modern culture THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH has already been acclaimed as the definitive Highsmith biographyAs a child actor in Seattle Schenkar made many telev



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 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 involv

  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 structure and style which Dolly Wilde would have taken seriously That shows a res

  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 fin

  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

  5. says:

    This is a weird somewhat interesting but mostly tedious and almost surreal book about Dolly Wilde Oscar Wilde's niece The

  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

  7. says:

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

  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 n

  10. says:

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

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