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De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
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Apr 24, 11

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Read from April 17 to 24, 2011 — I own a copy

This is the second book (not counting his The Ballad of Reading Goal) that I read for Oscar Wilde. For a most humble reader and poor expert on Wilde, though an avid fan, I am fascinated both by Wilde's language, captivating style, and dangerous thoughts. I do not mean dangerous as in contagious, corruptive, or debased. Rather, Wilde's logic seem to nudge your sight and insight from between the lines on the page in a manner not poetic, though it seems to be so at first, but profound, deep, and yes, enlightening. I have been told that I shouldn't read De Produndis before prying more into Wilde's life and its details. But I refused and my curiosity got the better of me. However, I am compelled to read it one more time after reading more about Wilde's life. Because if anything, that's one of the first feeling that this book entices one to do. In other words, it makes you yearn to fall in love with The Oscar Wilde in the very same manner that you loved Dorian Gray.
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