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In recent years importance has become the standard tool for estimation of probabilities of rare events. Of special interest is efficient importance sampling which allows a substantial reduction of… (More)
IT IS NOT EASY, IT SEEMS, to find out how Oscar Wilde was launched on his brief career as a comic playwright. Wilde himself said that he wrote plays "to please myself."l William Rothenstein supports… (More)
IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO A FEW of the many readers and playgoers who have delighted in The Importance of Being Earnest that Oscar Wilde originally wrote this comedy in four acts. In the form in which the… (More)
Thus in ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol,’ under his prisoner pseudonym of ‘C.3.3,’ wrote the late Oscar Wilde, whose book, ‘De Profundis,’ has just been published, and revealed the secret sorrows and… (More)
A sense of damnation, a foreboding of tragic failure, is to be found in the writings of Oscar Wilde long before it is sounded in An Ideal Husband. It is the theme of the sonnet Helas! as it is of The… (More)