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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde – Spirito di Bellezza / Spirit of Beauty

John Collier, The Sleeping Beauty, 1921 Spirit of Beauty, tarry yet awhile! Although the cheating merchants of the mart  with iron roads profane our lovely isle,  and break on whirling wheels the limbs of Art, Ay! though the crowded factories beget  the blindworm Ignorance that slays the soul, O tarry yet! Spirito di Bellezza, resta …

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright, best-known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) . He was a spokesman for the Aesthetic movement, which advocated art for art’s sake. Wilde was imprisoned charged with “gross indecency” with men.