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Caspar Wintermans

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Name  Caspar Wintermans
Role  Author
Books  Alfred Douglas

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Caspar Wintermans (born 24 May 1966, The Hague) is a Dutch author and scholar. He studied art history and archaeology at Leiden University.


Alfred Douglas

Much of his work has centered on Lord Alfred Douglas, poet and intimate friend of Oscar Wilde. His published works include Halcyon Days: Contributions to The Spirit Lamp, Dear Sir: Letters of Mr. and Mrs. Couperus to Oscar Wilde, I Desire The Moon: The Diary of Lady Alfred Douglas (Olive Custance), and Oscar Wilde: A Plea and a Reminiscence. He is currently working on an edition of the collected correspondence of Alfred Douglas.

His latest book about Douglas is Alfred Douglas: A Poet's Life and his Finest Work, a biography of 'Bosie' which sets out to defend Oscar Wilde's lover 'Bosie' from over a century of allegedly false accusations and misinformation. Wintermans presents the case that Douglas was, contrary to popular belief, a supportive and kind lover who worshipped the playwright - and whose subsequent life was destroyed. The biographical portion of the book is also accompanied by an anthology of Douglas' poetry. The biography is an expanded English translation of Wintermans' earlier publication, Alfred Douglas. De boezemvriend van Oscar Wilde, which has also been translated into German and published as Lord Alfred Douglas, ein Leben im Schatten von Oscar Wilde.

Other work

In addition to his work on Alfred Douglas, Wintermans is a scholar of Gothic literature. His most recent publication in this area is an unabridged version of Augustus Jacob Crandolph's The Mysterious Hand; Or Subterranean Horrours!, which features an introduction and accompanying notes by Wintermans. This was published by Valancourt Books, who are due to publish a study by Wintermans on the French novelist and poet Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, entitled Un scandale belle époque: L'affaire d'Adelsward à travers la presse parisienne


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