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    Antisthenes

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    Oscar Wilde Thread

    Post  Antisthenes on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:22 am

    So Bret Ellis just ripped his main work from Dorian Gray right? What a cunt
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    Post  Tiresias on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:29 am

    I read Huysmans' 'A Rebours' (Against Nature) yesterday. That's the 'Yellow Book' that was such a corrupting influence on Dorian. It really is a fantastic work, an iconoclastic jumble of synesthesia and avarice.
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    Post  perkunas on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:34 am

    I've only read Dorian Gray by him, but I enjoyed that. His dialogue is very charming, though I feel at times his writing style got either awkward or drawn-out.

    And the yellow book exists? Now I'm interested in reading that...
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    Post  Tiresias on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:45 am

    perkunas wrote:I've only read Dorian Gray by him, but I enjoyed that. His dialogue is very charming, though I feel at times his writing style got either awkward or drawn-out.

    And the yellow book exists? Now I'm interested in reading that...

    It does indeed. Wilde called it "the strangest book that he had ever read", and I highly recommend it. I picked up my (English) copy in Dublin, appropriately enough.
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    Post  Fergus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:32 am

    I've read some his plays, Dorian Gray, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. I like pretty much everything I'm read by the man, he has a superb wit to his writing (I'm not sure if that sentence makes any sense at all).

    I picked up my (English) copy in Dublin, appropriately enough.

    Are you a Dublin man yourself?
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    Post  Tiresias on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:36 am

    Fergus wrote:Are you a Dublin man yourself?

    I'm not, I was just visiting a friend for the weekend. I hail from Edinburgh, Scotland.

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