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Ceremonies of BraveryOscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair$
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J. Robert Maguire

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199660827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.001.0001

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Ceremonies of Bravery

J. Robert Maguire

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Carlos Blacker was Oscar Wilde’s ‘best friend’, according to a long-time friend of both. In contrast to his intimate friendship with Blacker, based on a rare compatibility of intellect and temperament, Wilde came in time to view his ‘unintellectual friendship’ with Alfred Douglas as ‘intellectually degrading’ to him. The never-to-be-reconciled breakup of the idyllic friendship with Blacker in the course of their involvement in the Dreyfus affair was devastating to both of them. For Blacker, the anguish and humiliation suffered in the course of his extraordinary role in the affair prompted a self-imposed silence rigidly maintained to the time of his death regarding the bitter experience as well as the equally painful breakup with Wilde.

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