The Final Hours of Oscar Wilde: My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death

Wed 2/21/2024 • 4PM - 5:30PM PST

UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library


The William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde by Joseph Bristow, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles, sheds fresh light on the forty-six-year-old Oscar Wilde’s early death from encephalomeningitis at the shabby Hôtel d’Alsace on Friday, November 30, 1900, in the Latin Quarter of Paris. By drawing on documents held at the Clark Library that have seldom been consulted before, Professor Bristow will look closely at the rapid turns of events that impacted Wilde’s final hours. The lecture is free to attend with advance registration. It will be held in-person at the Clark Library and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel. No registration is required to watch the livestream.

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