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How Aubrey Beardsley’s Visionary Illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salome’ Subverted Victorian Gender Norms and Revolutionized the Graphic Arts
How Aubrey Beardsley’s Visionary Illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salome’ Subverted Victorian Gender Norms and Revolutionized the Graphic Arts

“He is drawing not persons but personages; he is dramatizing not the relationships between personalities but the pure, geometric essence of relationship.”

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Whatever Happened to My Sister? An Assuring Illustrated Antidote to the Disorientation of Being a Teenager’s Younger Sibling
Whatever Happened to My Sister? An Assuring Illustrated Antidote to the Disorientation of Being a Teenager’s Younger Sibling

“I’d had my suspicions for a while that someone had replaced my sister with a girl who looked a lot like her.”

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Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want
Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want

“A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go.”

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