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‘Oscar Wilde and the Art of Lying’

‘Oscar Wilde and the Art of Lying’

Dan Desjardins’ presentation of his book “Oscar Wilde and the Art of Lying” will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

Utilizing Wilde’s own characters Vivian and Cyril, this critique in play format begins by discussing the playwright’s ideas on the relation of “Art to Life,” exploring his pronouncements on the artist’s true purpose.

Wilde’s statement about the artist as a creator of beauty, found in his “Preface to the Picture of Dorian Gray,” is then examined with regard to his last and most popular play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

For more information, call the bookstore at 828.586.9499.

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