de Profundis

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de Profundis

By Oscar Wilde

Aegypan, Paperback, 9781598189056, 108pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006

"De Profundis" does not resemble any of the other works that made Wilde famous; and it's a work that often seems to make critics uncomfortable. Perhaps justly so: in the end it's a response to Wilde's imprisonment for homosexuality. In our modern context, that makes the work easy to look away from -- but it also speaks to things that concern and disturb many people, even today.