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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)  

Poet and dramatist, son of Sir William Wilde, the eminent surgeon, was born in Dublin, and educated first at Trinity College, and later at Oxford.
He was one of the founders of the english esthetic movement which believed in art less as an escape from than as a sobstitute for life.
The poets of the nineties aimed to demonstrate, in their works as well as in their existence, a way of life which was identical to a way of art. Among his writings are Poems (1881), The Picture of Dorian Gray, a symbolic novel and the manifesto of english estheticism, and several plays, including Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of no Importance, and The Importance of being Earnest. In his comedies, unlike his prose writings, Wilde strove to reduce the formulas of the Victorian melodrama to an ultrasophisticated stylization. But dialogues and plots showed an ideal wit and an extraordinary love of paradox capable of provoking and shocking the contemporary audience.
Later on in his brief life, he was convicted of a serious offence (Wilde was accused of homosexuality), and after his release from prison in Reading, he went abroad and died miserably in Paris at the age of 46.
From Biographical Dictionary of English Literature - the Everyman Edition of 1910

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amma ess\'r modest e ricurdacc ca l\'otr so \'nferior a nu
bast migliorà na person p rov\'narl
b\'sogn semb scucà lealmend… quann s ten\'n \'n man l cart v\'ngend
d sol\'t dic semb quidd ca penz. Ma au giorn d\'osc ha d\'v\'ndat n\'eror grav p\'ccè s risch d\'ess\'r fraindes
è pop quann l dei vogghj\'n punirc ca esaudisc\'n l preghier nuestr
ind all question d\'imbortanz relevand, l\'essenzial è u stil, no a s\'nger\'tà
l class popolar ten\'n a m\'ssion d dà u buon esemb
l femm\'m ci aman p l d\'fitt nuestr. Sc n\'avim abbastanz, n perdonan tutt, pur l\'indellett nuestr
l grann avven\'mend du munn succed\'n ind u c\'rvidd
l\'egoism non g\'è vivr cum vulim nu, ma pretend\'r ca l\'otr viv\'n cum vulim nu
no so abbastanz giovan p sapè tutt
p\'ccè usà parol gross? Signific\'n accussì poc
stè qualcos d trag\'c ind u fatt ca appen l\'om \'nvendò na mag\'n capac d sostituirl au lavor, accum\'nzò a suffrì a fam
teng gust sembl\'c: m soddisf cu megghj\'
tutt è pericolos. Ma sc no era ad accussì, no valev a pen viv\'r
t\'nim accussì tand in gomun cu l\'amer\'can - trann, ovviamend, a leng\'
u dover è quidd ca n\'asp\'ttam ca l\'otr fann
u lavor è u r\'fug d c no ten nind ce fa
u segret da fel\'c\'tàè ced\'r all tendazion