Additional Resources for The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Cohen, Ed, "Writing Gone Wilde: Homoerotic Desire in the Closet of Representation," in Critical Essays on Oscar Wilde, edited by Regenia Gagnier, G. K. Hall, 1991, pp. 68—87.

Cohen analyzes The Picture of Dorian Gray to show how even in the absence of explicit homosexual terminology or activity, a text can subvert the traditional standards and representations of appropriate male behavior.

Cohen, Philip K., The Moral Vision of Oscar Wilde, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1978, pp. 105—55.

Cohen argues that Wilde's recurrent themes are sin and salvation and a conflict between the moral perspectives of Old and New Testament, judgment and love. He explores these themes in The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Paglia, Camille, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Vintage, 1991, pp. 512—30.

As part of her celebrated, controversial, and wide-ranging examination of Western culture, Paglia treats The Picture of Dorian Gray as the fullest...

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