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Blog-Post September 2023

Dear readers of my blog,

Following a long absence, I want to take up again my series of posts. It is always necessary for me to find both time and leisure to compose such a post. This time I was inspired once again to write a comment on John Cooper’s latest post at Oscar-Wilde-in-America before finding a point of departure for a post of my own in the itinerary of Wilde’s lecture tour in the USA and Canada...

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Blog-Beitrag September 2023

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser meines Blogs,

nach langer Abwesenheit möchte meine Serie von Blog-Posts wieder aufnehmen. Stets brauchte ich  Zeit und Muße, um einen Post fertigzustellen. Dieses Mal wurde ich erneut angeregt, den jüngsten Post von John Cooper auf Oscar-Wilde-in-America zu kommentieren, bevor ich einen Ausgangspunkt für meinen eigene Beitrag zu Oscar Wildes Vortragstournee in Nordamerika fand...

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February 2023: A comment on the October poem: “Portia”

Dear readers of my blog,

as promised in the postscript of my January post, I want to go and show you at greater length what was triggered by quite a cryptic remark in an otherwise practically-minded e-mail on this year’s calendar. While October is as yet far away, I want to move on and present you the results of my research as soon as possible after having stated in January the case of neglected anti-Semitism as exemplified by “Portia”. For, clearly, once this is done I also need to go one step further and publish my findings on the stereotypically anti-Semitic passages in some chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray as well as what various translators in different languages, mostly German, and some French and Italian, have done about them in their different versions over the last century or so...

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Jörg W. Rademacher (*1962), born and bred in Westphalia. Attended university at Münster, Dundee and Lille. State exam in 1988. Ph.D. In 1993. Scholar, language teacher as well as writer and translator at Münster until 2002. Since 2002 secondary school teacher, writer and translator in East Frisia. Working on Wilde since 1988. Publishing on Wilde since 2000 as biographer and editor and translator, on a regular basis with Elsinor Verlag since 2012, since 2015 also editor and translator of Oscar Wilde calendars.

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