Wilde News: Newly discovered items, books from his library and more December 12, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Libraries – Tags: Aubrey Beardsley, DPLA, oscar wilde, Performing arts, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
A couple of recent Oscar Wilde related happenings instigated this look into the holdings available through the DPLA.
First there is a new program produced by KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, which highlights the unparalleled Oscar Wilde collection that resides at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles.
Then we found out that The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The National Library of the Netherlands, has discovered in its holdings five books from Wilde’s own library.
And if that is not enough Wilde goodness The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia has an upcoming exhibition on Wilde featuring several newly discovered works including a notebook from around 1880, with unrecorded versions of early poems and with drawings ; a hand-corrected typescript of the play Salome; and a draft of part of his poem “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” (1898), with previously unknown variations.
This post originally appeared on the blog of the DPLA