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“I knew that I had come face to face with someone whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via 4mbivalent)

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June142012
“I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.” Oscar Wilde (via paperboatsandaeroplanes)
April302012
April202012
“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.” The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (via technojournee)
April122012
April12012
vintageanchor:

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
—Oscar Wilde

vintageanchor:

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

—Oscar Wilde

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March282012

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”
 - Oscar Wilde

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

- Oscar Wilde

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March172012
“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via immortels)

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The 10 most read Irish authors
By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a list of Irish authors that are the most read on Questia, an online research tool for students. Included for each author are links to reference works that Questia is making available for free for a month. Questia has 77,000 academic books and 4 million journal articles, many of which are peer-reviewed. This was assembled by Carolyn Blackman.

James Joyce: An Irish novelist and poet, Joyce was one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. He is best known for his work Ulysses, in which the events of Homer’s Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles. [Dubliners Celebrate James Joyce 100 Years after He Wrote ‘Ulysses’. Shawn Pogatchnik]

Oscar Wilde: Wilde may be remembered for his career as a playwright, but the writer’s only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray has become a classic reference in the mainstream media. [Oscar Wilde Our Contemporary. Nils Clausson]

George Bernard Shaw: A playwright, Shaw wrote more than 60 plays throughout his life. He examined social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege through his work, incorporating comedy into the stark themes. [George Bernard Shaw: Man of the Century. Archibald Henderson]

C.S. Lewis: A novelist, poet, academic medievalist, literary critic and essayist, to name a few, Lewis is known for both his fictional and non-fictional pieces. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. [Teaching C.S. Lewis: A Handbook for Professors, Church Leaders, and Lewis Enthusiasts. Ronald Coy]

Samuel Beckett: Widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Beckett’s works often offered a bleak tragicomic outlook on human nature, usually coupled with dark comedy and gallows humor. [The Critical Response to Samuel Beckett. Cathleen Culotta Andonian]

Jonathan Swift: Although portions of his work were published under aliases or anonymously, Swift is considered the foremost prose satirist in the English language. In fact, he is known for being a master of two styles of satire; the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. [Jonathan Swift and the Vested Word. Deborah Baker Wyrick]

Edmund Burke: An Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, Burke has generally been viewed as the founder of modern conservatism as well as a representative of classic liberalism. [Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Colonial Sublime. Victoria Myers]

Brian Friel: Hailed by the English-speak world as “the universally accented voice of Ireland,” Friel’s career as a dramatist has generated classic plays such as “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” and “Dancing at Lughnasa.” [Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995 A Research and Production Sourcebook. Bernice Schrank, William W. Demastes]

Sean O’Casey: One of the first Irish playwrights to write about the Dublin working class, O’Casey was involved in groups such as the Gaelic League and the Irish Republican Brotherhood to represent the interests of unskilled laborers. [The Voice of Nationism: One Hundred Years of Irish Theater. Stephen Watt]

Oliver Goldsmith: An Anglo-Irish writer and poet, Goldsmith is well-known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield as well as numerous poems. He is also thought to be the source of the phrase “goody-two-shoes.” [The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith. Austin Dobson]

Read more in The Washington Post.

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January202012
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The Wilde section: always the best. 

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The Wilde section: always the best. 

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