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“Oscillate Wildly”: Morrissey’s art and persona as a continuation of Oscar Wilde’s artistic legacy

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The works of Oscar Wilde form a link between late Victorian and modernist literature. His art and wit have continued to exert a great influence on other artists. The art of Morrissey, a legendary poet and singer, may serve as a case in point. Thus, this paper aims at presenting Morrissey’s works and persona as a continuation of Oscar Wilde’s artistic legacy. The article presents their attitude to life and to the process of creation. In view of that, breaking with traditional moral code, the artists’ fascination with beauty, their defense of humanity and all possible freedoms, as well as earnestness of their works, is depicted as the key to the analysis of their art. Thus, the writers’ rebellion against society and modern life, along with propounding aestheticism, will be investigated in this paper
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2020-11-15
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References
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  • Song lyrics
  • Morrissey. 1984. Hand in Glove. Na płycie: The Smiths. The Smiths. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1984. Miserable Lie. Na płycie: The Smiths. The Smiths. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1984. Reel Around The Fountain. Na płycie: The Smiths. The Smiths. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1984. You’ve Got Everything Now. Na płycie: The Smiths. The Smiths. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1985. I Want The One I Can’t Have. Na płycie: The Smiths. Meat Is Murder. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1986. The Queen Is Dead. Na płycie: The Smiths. The Queen Is Dead. Rough Trade Records.
  • Morrissey. 1987. Oscillate Wildly. Na płycie: The Smiths. Louder Than Bombs. Sire Records.
  • Morrissey. 1987. Shoplifters Of The World Unite. Na płycie: The Smiths. Louder Than Bombs. Sire Records.
  • Morrissey. 1988. At Amber. Na płycie: Morrissey. Viva Hate. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1990. November Spawned A Monster. Na płycie: Morrissey. Bona Drag. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1991. (I’m) The End Of The Family Line. Na płycie: Morrissey. Kill Uncle. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1992. Seasick, Yet Still Docked. Na płycie: Morrissey. Your Arsenal. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1997. Wide to Receive. Na płycie: Morrissey. Maladjusted. Island Records.
  • Morrissey. 2006. The Youngest Was The Most Loved. Na płycie: Morrissey. Ringleader Of The Tormentors. Attack Records.
  • Albums
  • Morrissey. 1988. Viva Hate. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1990. Bona Drag. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1991. Kill Uncle. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1992. Your Arsenal. HMV Records.
  • Morrissey. 1997. Maladjusted. Island Records.
  • Morrissey. 2006. Ringleader Of The Tormentors. Attack Records.
  • The Smiths. 1984. The Smiths. Rough Trade Records.
  • The Smiths. 1985. Meat is Murder. Rough Trade Records.
  • The Smiths. 1986. The Queen is Dead. Rough Trade Records.
  • The Smiths. 1987. Louder Than Bombs. Sire Records.
  • The Smiths. 1987. Strangeways, Here We Come. Rough Trade Records.
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