The darkest years of Oscar Wilde

AAt the end of his life, forgotten, cornered, Oscar Wilde “assumed the role of the marginalized and declassed because he was one of them,” explains the writer Luis Antonio de Villena. And yet, Wilde writes in a letter to his friend Robert Ross, in 1897, three years before he died: «They have treated me brutally, but they have not changed me, they have simply destroyed me, so they are furious. […] I’ll write tomorrow, although I can’t afford stamps anymore!

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