Wilde and camp
Posted by Linden on May 05, 1998 at 19:48:16:
In response to Regency Camp? (warm language warning), written by Linden on May 03, 1998 at 19:38:27
] Was there such a thing as "camp behaviour" during the Regency period? ...
] But I've got a sneaky feeling that Oscar Wilde may have invented "camp": all that adoration of lilies and so on.
By coincidence, a few days after posting the original message, I read a review of the film "Wilde" that said that Oscar did invent camp.
BTW: what a lovely man Oscar was: how much a better person than his self-righteous persecutors.
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