06 Jul 2016

Oscar Wild


Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is among the leading exponents of the European decadentism of the late ‘800. Sobbing, controversial, prone to provocation, he had to serve a criminal conviction for offenses against morals.

Released from the prison of Reading in 1979, he sheltered in Naples with Lord Alfred Douglas hiding under a false name with the intention of finding peace in that place, Posillipo, whose name in Greek means “respite from danger”. Here, in fact, the two took shelter staying in Naples until March 1989.

While trying to keep a low profile, the great Irish writer could not help but attend the most famous café in the city, the Gran Caffè Gambrinus, to relive the splendor of that beautiful world of which he had been the undisputed protagonist.[:]