среда, 14. новембар 2012.

Oscar Wilde
"The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated." Oscar Wilde
“Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except obvious.” Oscar Wilde 
State accused of Wilde 'vandalism': IT IS Oscar Wilde's final resting place and the most visited grave in Paris. But a glass barrier designed to protect the national monument in Pere Lachaise Cemetery from thousands of lipstick kisses and graffiti is itself now a "shambles," it has been claimed. A €50,000 renovation and cleaning of the stone tomb and the site was carried out a year ago with the he
lp of the Office of Public Works. The renovation of the tomb, which was funded by the Irish Government after an approach from Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, was partially covered by a glass screen to prevent further damage.

The playwright, poet and writer died penniless in Paris in 1900 and was buried a pauper.But through the sale of his works a plot was bought in the cemetery, guarded by a modernist angel which had its large genitals hacked off in an earlier incident. The tomb had become a tourist attraction and kissing Oscar Wilde's tomb is part of the Parisian tourist trail..."

Read full article here: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/state-accused-of-wilde-vandalism-3276756.html

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