Monday, March 26, 2007

Oscar Wilde's Reconciliation

Lew Rockwell linked to this article today. The Vatican is not praising Wilde's moral lapses but rather his literary genius and his final conversion to the Catholic faith. I loved his stories The Selfish Giant and The Birthday of the Infanta, when I was a child. Share


Anonymous said...

The Selfish Giant is still one of my favourite stories, I keep the copy given to me as a child in the bookcase closest to the sofa so it's within easy reach whenever I feel like a quiet read.

Anonymous said...

Truly a literary giant, brilliant and gifted, one of a kind. Sadly, his lifestyle created enemies and wrecked the lives of those who loved him. He paid a heavy price for it though, and I trust his soul is at peace.