Vyvyan Holland
British author, translator
Vyvyan Holland
Vyvyan Holland, OBE, born Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde in London, was a British author and translator. He was the second son of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd, after his brother Cyril.
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Le Bon Genre: Good Taste is Timeless in Post-Revolutionary France - Booktryst (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This is a record of English and French fashions since the beginning of the nineteenth century; the English fashions are more in the nature of caricatures, to show how badly Englishwomen dress as compared with the Parisiennes” (Vyvyan Holland,
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Oscar Wilde's lost play about a loyal wife gets world premiere - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
At the time Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, said the play seemed to be his father's. According to the author and theatre critic Charles Osborne, who translated the French version back into English, de Briel was suspected of collaborating with the Germans
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The Old Parsonage, Banbury Road, Oxford - Oxford Times
Google News - almost 6 years
According to writer Martin Seymour-Smith, an Oxford pal of Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland, he used the place for trysts with local tarts picked up in St Ebbe's. It was here, apparently, that he decided he really preferred blokes
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Exploring the Importance of Being Oscar
NYTimes - almost 17 years
SOMETIMES the world of academia goes wild in selecting subjects for scholarly symposiums. The agendas of interdisciplinary conferences, as they are often called, can smack of pedantry and pretension. When the subject is Wilde, it has such built-in fascination -- scholarship spiced with scandal and lots of great quotes -- the surname is sufficient.
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ON IRVING PLACE WITH/Merlin Holland; The Importance Of Being Honest
NYTimes - almost 19 years
ADOLESCENCE is a trying time. For Merlin Holland, the summer he turned 15 was particularly tempestuous. He was finally introduced to the 1895 scandal in which his paternal grandfather, the celebrated Victorian playwright and esthete Oscar Wilde, was convicted in London of gross indecency -- homosexuality -- and sentenced to two years in prison at
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NYTimes - over 34 years
125 Years of Fashion At the Cooper-Hewitt The fripperies and frivolities of fashion, which often illuminate the spirit of an age, are captured in the exhibition ''Fashion Prints: 125 Years of Style,'' being shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum through Jan. 2. Some 200 fashion prints are on display, most from the illustrations assembled by Vyvyan
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vyvyan Holland
  • 1967
    Age 80
    Vyvyan Holland died in London in 1967 aged 80.
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  • 1947
    Age 60
    In 1947 he and Thelma left for Australia and New Zealand, where Mrs Holland had been invited to give lectures on fashionable dress in 19th-century Australia.
    More Details Hide Details The couple lived in Melbourne from 1948 to 1952. Their only child, Merlin Holland, became a publisher, a dealer in glass and ceramics, and a writer who edited and published several works about his grandfather.
  • 1943
    Age 56
    In September 1943 he married his second wife, Dorothy Thelma Helen Besant.
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  • 1915
    Age 28
    His brother Cyril had been killed by a German sniper on 9 May 1915, during the Battle of Festubert.
    More Details Hide Details Holland went on to become an author and translator. At the beginning of the Second World War he was offered a position as a translator and editor for the BBC, a post he held for six years.
  • 1914
    Age 27
    At the start of the First World War in 1914 he was first commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Interpreters Corps, but later transferred into 114 Battery, XXV Bde Royal Field Artillery.
    More Details Hide Details He was demobilised on 27 July 1919 and was awarded an OBE.
  • 1913
    Age 26
    Holland's first wife was Violet Craigie, whom he married in 1913.
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  • 1912
    Age 25
    Holland resumed his study of law at the age of 22, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Inner Temple in 1912.
    More Details Hide Details He then began to write poems and short stories.
  • 1909
    Age 22
    On 20 July 1909 he accompanied his father's friend Robert Ross to witness the reburial of his father's remains from Bagneux Cemetery to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
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  • 1898
    Age 11
    After Constance's death in 1898 her relatives sought legal counsel to prevent Oscar Wilde from seeing his sons again.
    More Details Hide Details Vyvyan Holland studied law at Trinity Hall in the University of Cambridge from 1905, but tired of his studies and left Cambridge in 1907.
  • 1886
    Born on November 3, 1886.
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