00434 - Oscar Wilde. De profundis: un juicio severo de Sófocles como poeta

00434 - Oscar Wilde. De profundis: un juicio severo de Sófocles como poeta
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Autor:
Pau Gilabert Barberà
Data:
01 Gener 2004
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Key words: classical tradition, De Profundis, English Literature, Greek Literature, Greek tragedy, Sophocles, Victorian Literature, Oscar Wilde

O. Wilde considers that Christ ranks with the poets and Shelley and Sophocles are of his company. Nevertheless, the result of this comparison becomes unfavourable as far Sophocles is concerned, who, precisely as a poet can reach neither the sublimity nor the real tragic sufferance which Christ symbolises. According to Wilde, Christ is both a poet and a tragic poem, while Sophocles is merely a poet, thus being certified the impossibility of the above mentioned comparison.