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From Book Patrol: Wilde in the news

From Book Patrol: Wilde in the news
Posted by DPLA on December 11, 2014 in Book Patrol, Community Reps Series, News & Blog.
This post is part of a series from Book Patrol, a blog run by DPLA Community Rep Michael Lieberman that highlights interesting news, images, and related content from all corners of the book universe. Over the coming weeks and months, Michael will scour the DPLA for interesting archival finds and publish them here and on our Tumblr. To learn more about Book Patrol, visit http://bookpatrol.net/

A couple of recent Oscar Wilde related happenings instigated this look into the holdings available for your perusal through DPLA.

First there is a new program produced by KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, which highlights the unparalleled collection Oscar Wilde collection that resides at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. Then we found out that The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, has discovered in its holdings five books from Wilde’s own library.

And, lastly, if that wasn’t 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.

Enjoy these Wilde items from DPLA!

Select Wilde items in DPLA