11 August 2004

Ever So Buoyantly

      This blog doesn't know how it managed to miss Rex Murphy's column on Saturday, but it's finally going to right that wrong.   The last two paragraphs are absolutely priceless.

      (Caveat: Wilde never suggested art should imitate life; in fact, there's an extent to which The Picture of Dorian Gray can be read as an attack on that very idea.   He famously, and somewhat but not entirely facetiously, had one of his 'characters' --- Vivian in "The Decay of Lying" --- say that life imitates art more than the reverse.)

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