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Tasting books twice

“… [W]hatever amusement we may find in reading a purely modern novel, we have rarely any artistic pleasure in re-reading it. And this is perhaps the best rough test of what is literature and what is not. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all.” Oscar Wilde, The Decay

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Oscar Wilde exhibitions 2016

Reading Gaol in 1840

I envy those of you in the Northern Hemisphere; this year you can attend one Oscar Wilde exhibition in Paris and another in Berkshire, England. If you go to either, please share your thoughts and photos with me. I would like to follow Wilde through London and Paris, but 116 years and 16,983 km stand between us (impediments for which

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