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Oscar Wilde. De profundis: a severe judgement of Sophocles as a poet
Gilabert Barberà, Pau
Universitat de Barcelona
O. Wilde considers that Christ ranks with the poets and Shelley and Sophocles are of his company. Nevertheless, the result of this comparison becomes unfavourable as far Sophocles is concerned, who, precisely as a poet can reach neither the sublimity nor the real tragic sufferance which Christ symbolises. According to Wilde, Christ is both a poet and a tragic poem, while Sophocles is merely a poet, thus being certified the impossibility of the above mentioned comparison.
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Tragèdia grega
Tradició clàssica
Greek tragedy
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. De profundis
Sòfocles, 496-406 aC
Art for art's sake (Movement)
Classical tradition
Jesus Christ
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. De profundis
cc-by-nc-nd, (c) Gilabert, 2008
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