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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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Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time
The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time

Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Margaret Mead, Allen Ginsberg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and more.

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A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated by Oscar Wilde
A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated by Oscar Wilde

“Public opinion exists only where there are no ideas.”

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Lisbeth Zwerger’s Rare and Soulful 1984 Illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant”
Lisbeth Zwerger’s Rare and Soulful 1984 Illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant”

A bittersweet tale of transformation and self-transcendence through a single act of kindness.

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The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde
The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde

“To you the Cathedral is dedicated. The individual side chapels are to other saints…”

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